ELIH celebrates National Nurses Week

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05/11/2013 2:00 PM |
COURTESY PHOTO | From left, ELIH nurses Caprice Grace, Jennifer Nemschick and Therese Gillan enjoy “Tea Time” during this year’s National Nurses Week.

COURTESY PHOTO | From left, ELIH nurses Caprice Grace, Jennifer Nemschick and Therese Gillan enjoy “Tea Time” during this year’s National Nurses Week.

Eastern Long Island Hospital is participating in National Nurses Week by honoring its staff and celebrating their hard work.

The annual tradition began in 1996 and runs between May 6 through May 12, which is Florence Nightingale’s birthday. The English nurse is considered to have been a pioneer in the field and is known for her innovation.

Paul Connor, the hospital’s chief executive officer, described his staff’s work as putting “care” back in “healthcare” and encourages residents to thanks nurses for making a difference in other people’s lives.

“Using their knowledge and unique skill set, nurses at Eastern Long Island Hospital work their hardest to improve patient outcomes with quality care,” Mr. Connor said. “This week, we recognize the nursing staff for all that they do around the hospital and nationwide for their high quality patient care and dedication.”

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