VNA Heroes Honored During National Nurses Week
Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) is proud to continue our support and commitment to nurses as part of National Nurses Week. The week is recognized each year from May 6 through May 12 and celebrates the significant contributions nurses make to improve the health of everyone they serve.
To celebrate Nurses Week, residents are encouraged to share how a VNA nurse has made a difference in their life or the life of a family member or friend. Please send stories and pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org or share your story on social media using the hashtag #vnaproud.
“Every day, and especially during COVID-19, we are grateful for our nurses who have provided constant and unwavering dedication in the face of an unprecedented pandemic,” said James Summerfelt, VNA President & CEO. “Our nurses remain on the front lines of COVID-19, and we couldn’t be more thankful for their service – they are the real heroes.”
VNA is currently treating metro-area COVID-19 patients in their homes. Nurses entering homes are fully equipped with personal protective equipment (PPE). VNA is also treating an increased number of non-COVID-19 patients with serious needs who have been discharged from the hospital earlier than normal to make room for COVID-19 patients.
VNA nurses have served the sick during the Polio epidemic, Spanish Influenza, HIV/AIDS, H1N1 and, now, COVID-19 throughout its 124 years. At VNA, home is where people feel better. “It’s our honor to visit thousands of individuals and families each year to help them heal in the comfort of their own home,” said Summerfelt.
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