HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospitals in Breese and Highland and HSHS Holy Family in Greenville are celebrating National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and National Hospital Week (May 9-15) as an opportunity to thank and recognize all the dedicated health professionals and nurses who serve patients each day with respect, care, competence and joy. St. Joseph’s Breese and Highland and Holy Family are extremely proud of the team of colleagues who comprise our ministries and recognize the important role they play in providing excellent care to patients and our communities. After the last year of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to thank, recognize and celebrate that we have these health care professionals in our communities.
Nursing professionals are a valuable and instrumental part of our hospitals. They often work long hours under stressful conditions to save lives, help the sick heal and assist doctors in providing care. They are the backbone that holds our hospitals together and they are the women and men who take an active role in the well-being of all our patients.
Our hospitals are comprised of doctors, providers, nurses, security, health techs, food services colleagues, environmental services colleagues, administration, pastoral care and much more. We could not provide the high-quality, compassionate care that we do to patients and their families without these various roles.
Celebratory activities are planned for nursing and all hospital staff including clinical care awards, special meals and treats, and much more.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, these weeks of recognition take on a new meaning for us. Nurses and health care professionals boldly and bravely stepped onto the frontlines of the pandemic to care for the sick and lead in our communities to keep us safe. We owe them our gratitude during this week and always. Please join HSHS and local hospital administration in thanking these dedicated health professionals whose skills, care, and commitment to excellence makes a difference in all our lives.