Nation honors emergency nurses for everything they do

Give a big ‘thank you’ to a nurse you know because today is National Emergency Nurses Day.

This holiday is on the second Wednesday of every October and recognizes the dedication of ER nurses across the nation.

The Emergency Nurses Association chose ‘Grit’ as the theme for this year to highlight the adversity they went through this past year fighting COVID.

However, today is just the main day of celebration for Emergency Nurses Week which runs until October 16th. Memorial Hospital Manager of Emergency Services Margaret Shore said, “Every single day, I think they’re all-stars, but this past year has been the most trying.”

Trauma Emergency Services Coordinator Educator Catherine Tyrney said, “This for me is improving the moral of the staff. Being able to show them how much we love them, how much we care about them, how much they mean to us. What they do makes such a difference.”

Emergency Department Unit Coordinator Stephanie Shirley said, “We don’t do it for the recognition. We do it because we are really trying to care for the community.”

Join the celebrations from now until Saturday on social media by using the hashtag #ENWeek and tagging @ENAorg.

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