Aspirus Health honors Emergency Nurses Week
LAURIUM – Emergency nurses make a difference in the lives of people every day, every shift. Now more than ever, it’s important to recognize and appreciate all that they have dedicated to caring for the members of our communities.
Aspirus Health is joining in the celebration of Emergency Nurses Week Oct. 10-16. This year, the theme highlights an emergency nurse’s persistence, passion, and grit.
“Aspirus emergency nurses face any number of challenges during any given day and don’t back down. They’re willing to face adversity and do what is needed for their patients,” said Margie Hale, VP – Regional Patient Care/CNO. “Through a global pandemic and ongoing nursing shortage, our nurses continue to show up and give their all. They embody the word ‘grit.'”
Since 1989, the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) has recognized the second Wednesday in October as Emergency Nurses Day to honor emergency nurses for their commitment to patient care. In 2001, ENA expanded the celebration to devote an entire week to celebrating emergency nurses, because one day is simply not enough to recognize all contributions made by emergency nurses.
Aspirus Health has approximately 263 emergency nurses throughout the system. Join us in honoring and thanking them this week.