The Medical Center Honors Nurses During National Nurses Week

The Medical Center is celebrating and honoring nurses during National Nurses Week May 6-12, 2024, to formally acknowledge and celebrate the invaluable contributions of the Delta Health System nurses. This year's theme, "Nurses Make the Difference," honors the incredible nurses who embody the spirit of compassion and care in every health care setting.

“This year, I get to be a part of Nursing Week at The Medical Center and am proud of the work done by our nursing team. Nursing Week is a special time to say thank you and recognize the importance of the job done selflessly by our nursing team,” said Kiyo Holmes, Chief Nursing Officer. “During the last four years, nursing has come to the forefront as one of the most vital professions and I am honored to stand alongside The Medical Center team.”

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday. Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare sent a proposal to President Eisenhower in 1953 to create an official Nurse Day. In 1954, the first National Nurses Week was observed in the month of October to honor the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's mission to Crimea. The original dates were changed to coincide with Florence Nightingale’s birthday, the founder of modern nursing.

“It is with immense pride that we honor our nursing staff during this week as well as 365 days a year. Nurses perform numerous duties, and our team does it with care and compassion. Thank you for a job well done,” said Iris Y. Stacker, Chief Executive Officer.