April 27, 2006

National Nurses Day To Be Celebrated May 6th

by Amy Hunziker

The important role nurses play in the health care system cannot be overlooked. Hospitals around the country rely on the training, experience, and caring nature that nurses provide to patients.

National Nurses Day is celebrated May 6. This day is a wonderful opportunity to provide recognition to the nurses at Scotland County Memorial Hospital and commend them for their commitment, contributions, and tireless efforts given every day of the year.

SCMH has nearly 40 licensed RNs, LPNs, and CNAs. These well educated, trained, and experienced professional nurses have the same goals: to provide the best patient care possible, by assessing patient needs, establishing a nursing plan, collaborating with medical staff, and helping to make each patients stay as comfortable as possible.

Today nursing is more diverse than ever before. Hospitals traditionally are divided into many different departments; OR, OB, ER, Cardiac Rehab, Cardio Pulmonary, etc. SCMH nursing staff has the ability to work in more than just one specialty area. We truly have a talented and diverse nursing staff here at SCMH, and I take pride in the quality of care delivered by the nursing staff and the commitment that the nursing staff has to both their patients and the community. I am proud to be part of such a dynamic team, states Ericka Benson, RN BSN SANE/A FNE, Director of Nursing at SCMH. A career in nursing allows a person to have many opportunities, changes, and challenges.

At SCMH, we are proud of the excellent patient care that is delivered by our nursing staff, and continue to work hard at providing top-notch care to all patients. SCMH nurses are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Caring for you, when you need us, is exactly what nurses do at Scotland County Memorial Hospital.

Be sure to let the nurses at SCMH know how much you appreciate the work they do.

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