We have celebrated another National Nurses Week and I can’t help but reflect on our accomplishments and the impact our nurses and patient care teams have made throughout this organization. From reviewing nursing research to reading through DAISY Award stories, I never cease to be amazed by our nurses’ dedication to providing quality care.
This year’s national theme — Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence — highlights how our nurses impact the people and environment around them. Regardless of their unit or areas of focus, there is one common theme that unites our nurses — their passion for others. Each day they inspire and push one another to be better versions of themselves. Their ingenuity and quick thinking helps us improve quality patient outcomes and each of them helps influence the future of our organization. Our nurses are movers, shakers and motivators, and at UF Health, we have the best of the best!
One of the most exciting events during this special week is our annual Nightingale Award Ceremony. At this event, we highlight unit and individual accomplishments across UF Health Shands. For a recap of Nurses Week and to view the Nurses Week video, visit Shands News at news.my.shands.org or go to the Bridge under the “News & Events” tab.
To our nurses and patient care teams, thank you! You consistently go above and beyond to make UF Health the best place to receive care and the best place to work. Your strength and resilience helps motivate me on my most challenging days, and I am
proud and thankful to stand among you.
Thanks for all you do!