2018-05-11 / Letters

Take time to salute nurses during National Nurses Week

To the editor,

Please join York Hospital Hospice, a partnership with York Hospital, as we recognize the millions of nurses who make a remarkable difference in the lives of patients and families during National Nurses Week, which is celebrated May 6-12.

This special week is a perfect time for all of us to pause and recognize all nurses for the expert medical care and support they provide in a wide variety of settings. Nurses offer gifts beyond the medical care they provide. They calm fears, foster hope and provide reassurance, often during what is a difficult or stressful time.

Nursing has been at the heart of hospice care since the agency’s inception in 1980. Today, our registered and licensed professional nurses providing compassionate care and support wherever our patients call home. Their efforts in the home and in our offices allow us to provide a full spectrum of care and support throughout our southern Maine service area.

Many of our talented nurses have specialty certifications and extensive training in complex illnesses. All of them provide award-winning clinical care that has earned our agency a stellar reputation as the leader in hospice care. Their commitment to quality care and compassion is both heartwarming and inspiring.

In honor of National Nurses Week, I would like to honor nurses everywhere and to especially recognize the contributions of the nurses at York Hospital Hospice.

Sincerely,

Karen Gomes, president/CEO
Home Health Foundation
York Hospital Hospice

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