POMEROY — National Nurses Week 2013, celebrating those who care was observed May 6 through May 12 and honors those in the nursing profession for all that they do.
The week-long celebration was created by the American Nurses Association in 1994. The celebration ended on May 12, as it was the birthday of Florence Nightengale. Historically, Nightengale has been honored as the founder of the modern nursing profession. Nurses Week 2013 reminds us all to appreciate nursing professionals, which are one of the largest groups of professional workers nationwide.
Nurses work in schools, nursing home, hospitals, and in numerous other industries and institutions such as local public health departments.
The Meigs County Board of Health recognized its nursing staff for its dedication and commitment to preventing, promoting and protecting the health of all Meigs County residents.
Health Commissioner Larry Marshall and Assistant Administrator Courtney Midkiff recently presented the nurses with locally grown flowers from Mitch’s in Middleport as a token of appreciation.
The Meigs County Health Department’s nursing staff consists of Leanne Cunningham, BSN, RN, Director of Nursing; Juli Simpson, BSN, RN, Child and Family Health Services Project Director; Sherry Hayman, RN, Public Health Nurse.