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Emergency Nurses Week

Posted on October 10, 2017

Health scares can happen to anyone, no matter how prepared they are. When someone is feeling their worst and in need of help, they have to rely on nurses to be at their best to get them back on their feet.

From Oct. 8-14, Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System is celebrating the exemplary care its ER nurses commit every day in accordance with national Emergency Nurses Week.

More than 37,000 patients each year receive help in the emergency room at MHHS. The hospital salutes its nurses for their commitment to always provide excellent practice and safe care.

This year’s Emergency Nurses Week theme focuses on the unique traits emergency nurses possess including a broad range of knowledge, resourcefulness and selfless willingness to stand on the front lines of emergency care.

Since 1989, the Emergency Nurses Association has recognized the second Wednesday in October as Emergency Nurses Day, a day honoring emergency nurses for their commitment to patient care. In 2001, ENA expanded the celebration to devote an entire week to honoring emergency nurses, because one day is simply not enough to recognize all contributions made by emergency nurses.

For more information on Emergency Services at MHHS, click here.