National Nurses Week at Genesis | Celebrate Wednesday, May 6 through Tuesday, May 12 - Genesis HealthCare System - Zanesville, Ohio

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Published on May 01, 2020

National Nurses Week

Celebrate Wednesday, May 6 through Tuesday, May 12

Zanesville, Ohio (May 1, 2020) – Genesis HealthCare System is celebrating National Nurses Week from Wednesday, May 6 through Tuesday, May 12. The annual celebration acknowledges the contributions nurses make to their communities. Nurses are a vital part of Genesis, filling roles from executive leadership to the front lines. At all levels, nurses routinely help develop and implement new procedures to provide the best care. They are the largest group of employees at Genesis.

“I am so grateful for our nurses at Genesis. They continually find ways to improve healthcare by incorporating technology while never losing their compassion for patients,” said Shon Bender, R.N., chief nursing officer.

The national movement to celebrate nurses started in 1953. After numerous attempts and variations, in 1982, President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation announcing May 6 as National Recognition Day for Nurses. In 1990, the American Nurses Association expanded the celebration to a weeklong event, from May 6 to May 12, to end on Florence Nightingale’s birthday, who is often considered the founder of modern nursing.

About Genesis HealthCare System

Genesis is an integrated healthcare delivery system based in Southeastern Ohio. The system includes Genesis Hospital, a not-for-profit hospital in Zanesville; centers of excellence including Respiratory, Women’s & Children’s, Emergency & Trauma, Cancer Services; Neurosciences & Orthopedics; Center of Surgical Excellence; the Heart and Vascular Institute, an extensive network of more than 300 physicians; and multiple outpatient care centers throughout the region. Affiliates of Genesis include Northside Pharmacies, Northside Oxygen & Medical Equipment Company, Genesis Community Ambulance Service, Genesis Children’s Center and more. Better Begins Here.

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