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Celebrating our hardworking, talented nursing staff during National Nurses’ Week

May 12, 2017

This week, staff and leadership celebrated and thanked our nurses during National Nurses’ Week, celebrated annually from May 6, National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

Banners recognizing our nurses were hung throughout the hospital, nurses were treated to a special breakfast and given goody bags and nursing leadership roamed the hospital with a snack cart all week.

“Our nurses share the most poignant life moments with our patients and have the ability to touch peoples’ lives with every interaction. I’m so proud to work with such a talented and caring team!” said Tracy Runyan-Traylor, ANMC Interim Chief Nurse Executive.

ANTHC’s nurses are known for going above and beyond in their work, and that dedication is one of the reasons why ANMC has remained Alaska’s only Magnet-recognized hospital. More than 650 nurses work in the Alaska Native Medical Center and across the Consortium, making up nearly a quarter of our workforce.

Our nurses are viewed as respected partners, collaborators and leaders. They provide culturally sensitive care to our patients and their families. They are constantly seeking ways to improve the services and care we provide, from the way they deliver care to the technology and equipment they use. Many of our nurses strive to strengthen and expand their own skills as well, with more than 235 of ANTHC’s nurses holding national specialty certifications. Many nurses have more than one certification, with some ANTHC nurses holding a third, fourth and fifth certification!

Please join us in thanking a nurse today!

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