May 6 to 12 set aside to honor nurses

May 5, 2020

Nurses Week is celebrated nationally every year, beginning May 6 and ending on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. In 1993, the American Nurses Association proclaimed this week would permanently be designated as National Nurses Week to recognize the contributions nurses make to their communities.

In 2017, Mayor Jeremy Stutsman honored Goshen Health and their nurses with a Mayoral Proclamation recognizing Nurses Week locally as May 6 to May 12 in Goshen. This year he will renew the proclamation.

“We are so proud of our nurses,” said Julie Crossley, Chief Nursing Officer at Goshen Health. “Their dedication – to their profession, to our patients and to providing exceptional, compassionate care – are critical to Goshen Health being able to fulfill our mission of improving the health of our community. I feel privileged and humbled to work with such exceptional Colleagues who have taken outstanding care of our community during the COVID-19 crisis, just as they do throughout the year.”

“We are so proud of our healthcare providers,” said Randy Christophel, Goshen Health President and Chief Executive Officer. “You show extraordinary compassion, courage and ingenuity in meeting the needs of our patients – especially during this difficult time. You are nothing short of heroes. We cannot say strongly enough how much we appreciate you and the excellent care you continue to deliver to our community.”

We also want to take a moment and call out all of our Colleagues who are tirelessly working to drive our mission. “At times like these, we’re keenly aware of how we all work together,” said Dr. Dan Nafziger, Hospital Chief Medical Officer. “We could not do our jobs without the Colleagues who work tirelessly ensuring medical providers can provide patient care. Thank you to all of you!”