Nurses make a difference as trusted advocates who ensure individuals, families, and populations receive quality patient care and services. Nurses make a difference by influencing and shaping health policy decisions that ensure all Americans have access to high-quality, affordable health care coverage.
Malheur County Health Department recognizes and thanks the nurses who work with us every day to help ensure a healthier Malheur County, not only during National Nurses Week, but every week.
The goal of National Nurses Week is to recognize the contributions and sacrifices nurses make every day, and to remind us all to thank nursing professionals for their hard work to keep us healthy. Nurses Week is celebrated between May 6, National Nurses Day, and May 12, the birthdate of celebrated nurse Florence Nightingale.
With more than 3 million licensed nurses in the US today, nurses make up the highest percentage of the US healthcare workforce. Please join us in showing appreciation and gratitude for the nurses of MCHD.