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FAH Celebrates National Nurses Week 2020

Amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, one thing has been a constant – the service of frontline caregivers, doctors and nurses. During National Nurses Week (May 6-12, 2020) we are proud to celebrate 2020: The Year of the Nurse by honoring the heroic service of nurses working countless hours every day to ensure the safety and security of their fellow Americans.

Now more than ever, nurses are playing a vital role in delivering consistent, quality care in facilities across the country. Hospitals deeply appreciate the care and compassion that nurses provide patients and their families during the coronavirus national health emergency.

Their important work cannot be overstated – while many Americans are at home during the pandemic, nurses are working more hours than ever. Nurses are on the front lines making sure patients leave medical facilities safe and healthy.

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 patients.

Join in the discussion and celebrate the work of nurses across the country during National Nurses Week on social media with #NationalNursesWeek.

The American Nurses Association (ANA) declared May National Nurses Month. To learn more about how to support these caregivers on the front lines of COVID-19 click here.

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