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FAH Celebrates National Nurses Week 2019

The Federation of American Hospitals and our member hospitals join the American Nurses Association (ANA) in celebrating National Nurses Week May 6-12. The theme for 2019 is “4 Million Reasons to Celebrate” – acknowledging the positive impact America’s 4 million registered nurses have had on the health care system.

Nurses play a vital role in delivering consistent, quality care every day in facilities across the country. The official celebration may only last a week, but every day of every year, hospitals deeply appreciate the care and compassion that nurses provide – as do our patients, their families, their communities, and the entire health care system.

Nurses deliver excellent care coast to coast – 24/7/365. Their important work cannot be overstated and is reflected in the theme of “4 Million Reasons to Celebrate” for this year’s National Nurses Week. Nurses are on the front lines of making sure patients leave medical facilities safe and healthy.

The FAH salutes the professionalism, commitment and dedication of the nurses who work in our member company hospitals and in other health care settings and we thank them for the outstanding care they deliver to our patients.

We urge everyone to track National Nurses Week on Social Media with the hashtag #NationalNursesWeek and to learn more about participating in National Nurses Week activities on the ANA website.

Each year’s National Nurses Week ends on May 12th in celebration of Florence Nightingale’s birthday, the founder of modern nursing.