Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate.
Nurses are at the frontlines of the COVID-19 response, working tirelessly to keep our community safe. Every year from May 6 through 12, the entire country celebrates nurses during National Nurses Week.
Nurses are truly the “Jack-and-Jane-of-all-trades” in a hospital or medical facility. They are brave educators, care consultants, researchers, innovators and most importantly, they provide compassionate touch and reassurance. And when physical interaction is not possible, the comfort of their words, body language and expressions shine through.
Do you want to thank the nurse who has made a difference in your life? Ochsner Health has compiled three ways to thank a nurse during this special week – all while social distancing!
These are just a few ways you can reach out and show a nurse you appreciate them during this time. Nurses are true superheroes, before, during and long after COVID-19. In 2019, it was announced that the World Health Organization would designate 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, so feel free to participate year-round—no gesture is too small!