(Henderson, Nev.; May 10, 2012) – As part of Hospital Week and Nurses Week, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals is celebrating with a week of events honoring its employees.
Each year, nurses are recognized for their various contributions to the health care field during National Nurses Week, which is celebrated from May 6 to May 12. At St. Rose, nurses work in almost every unit/department at each of the three hospitals and have many roles – from staff nurses to educators to nurse practitioners – all St. Rose nurses serve with passion for the profession and with a strong commitment to patient well being and safety.
In addition, St. Rose is celebrating Hospital Week with a series of lunches for its more than 3,400 employees by hosting nine Employee Appreciation Barbeques throughout the week. National Hospital Week is a celebration of the history, technology and dedicated professionals that make healthcare facilities beacons of confidence and care.
“Our employees are the backbone of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals,” said Rod Davis, president and CEO of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and senior vice president of operations, Dignity Health Nevada. “We believe that a strong culture, in which our employees know they are valued and appreciated, is one of the most important parts of being able to provide the quality, compassionate care that our patients have come to expect from St. Rose.”
In addition to the Employee Appreciation Barbeques, “munch and learns” are being hosted throughout the week for nursing staff and a Nurse Appreciation Banquet was hosted Wednesday, May 9. The banquet, made possible by a grant from the Wheeler Family Foundation, featured guest speaker Sekou Andrews, an award-winning and internationally-acclaimed spoken word artist.
Nurses are also being treated to chair massages and “cookie rounds” throughout the week.