Ozarks Medical Center celebrates Nurses Week
The City of West Plains and Ozarks Medical Center recognized its team of
nurses for their dedication to compassionate care during National Nurses
Week, May 6-12, with a proclamation signing by West Plains Mayor Jack
Pahlmann. This year, the American Nurses Association has selected
“Ethical Practice, Quality Care” as the theme for 2015.
“Our nurses are leading in the delivery of exceptional, quality care
to provide the best outcomes and highest level of safety possible,”
said Marcia Robson, OMC Chief Nursing Officer. “Our nurses make
a profound difference in the lives of our patients and their loved ones,
every hour of every day. We appreciate their dedication to their patients
and quality care. Nurses Week is an excellent time to recognize and thank
all nurses for their contributions to our community.”
In addition to providing care in the inpatient setting, OMC nurses also
serve the health system’s 19 rural health and specialty clinics,
four outpatient centers, Riverways Home Health and Riverways Hospice.
National Nurses Week helps raise awareness of the value of nursing and
the role nurses play in meeting the health care needs of the American
people. According to the American Nurses Association, National Nurses
Week is held in honor of the dedication, commitment and tireless effort
of the nearly 3.1 million registered nurses nationwide to promote and
maintain the health of this nation.
Each year, National Nurses Week begins on May 6, marked as Registered Nurse
(RN) Recognition Day, and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale,
the founder of nursing as a modern profession.