Senator Elaine Phillips, in partnership with North Shore University Hospital, recently hosted the 2nd annual Nurses Appreciation Ceremony to honor nurses as part of National Nurses Week.
“Nurses are the frontline and backbone of our health care system, and are too often overlooked for their selfless devotion to patients, hospitals and communities,” Senator Phillips said. “Our region is fortunate to have some of the best nurses and healthcare facilities in the country. It was a privilege to recognize the outstanding nurses from North Shore University Hospital and personally thank them for their hard work and commitment to providing top-notch care to those in need on Long Island. Thank you to Northwell Health for co-hosting this celebration and congratulations to all the nurses.”
National Nurses Week runs from May 6 to May 12 and was first celebrated in 1954 on the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s famous mission to Crimea. In 1982, President Ronald Regan signed a proclamation making May 6 National Nurses Day. This year’s National Nurses Week theme was “Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence.”