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National Nurses Day brings an abundance of appreciation amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Today is National Nurses Day, a day to recognize and appreciate our nurses and all they do.

Posted: May 6, 2020 5:49 PM
Updated: Oct 1, 2020 10:14 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. – Today is National Nurses Day, a day to recognize and appreciate our nurses and all they do. This year, especially, we are very aware as a community and a nation of all our nurses do for us to keep up safe and healthy.

The COVID-19 pandemic is shining a special spotlight on how nurses put their lives on the line every day to help others.

“They are the angles of our health care system,” said U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D) Oregon, who co-chairs the Senate Nursing Caucus and announced today the introduction of a bipartisan Senate resolution designating May 6 to 12, 2020, as National Nurses Week.

“As the husband of a nurse, I’ve seen close-up how difficult their jobs are and how important they are to patients,” said Merkley, “Mary, like nurses across Oregon and across the country, continues to serve, even with the added stress and fear of coronavirus. Nurses support and advocate for patients at some of the most difficult moments of their lives. This week, let’s all take a moment to appreciate and celebrate the nurses in our communities.”

National Nurses Week ends on May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the English nurse that is known as the founder of modern nursing.

“The message I want to get out there to our nurses is just ‘thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart,’ you provide so much value in our community and I can’t even put into words the amount of support and love you pour into our patients and therefore our community,” said Amanda Kotler, Vice President of Nursing at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.

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