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ANMC celebrates its hardworking, talented nursing staff during National Nurses’ Week

May 27, 2016

Since 2003, the Alaska Native Medical Center has been Alaska’s only Magnet®-recognized hospital, which acknowledges high quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Our nurses display their commitment and excellence through professional development, shared governance and evidence-based practice at ANMC.

ANMC celebrated and thanked our nurses during National Nurses’ Week, which is celebrated annually from May 6, National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of modern nursing. Banners recognizing our nurses were placed throughout the hospital, nurses were treated to a special breakfast and given goody bags and nursing leadership shared a snack cart throughout the hospital during the week.

ANMC nurses are known for going above and beyond in their work, and that dedication is one of the reasons why ANMC remains Alaska’s only Magnet-recognized hospital. More than 540 nurses work in the ANMC hospital and across the Consortium, making up a quarter of our workforce.

Our nurses are respected partners, collaborators and leaders. They provide culturally sensitive care with our patients and their families. They are constantly seeking ways to improve the services and care we provide, from processes and initiatives to technology and equipment. Many of our nurses continually strive to strengthen and expand their own skills, as well. More than 170 ANMC nurses have national specialty certifications, with many nurses holding more than one certification.

Please join me in thanking ANTHC’s nurses for the compassionate, lifesaving care they provide every day.


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