Nurses week 2013
Nurses Week celebrations kicked off on Monday at Barnes-Jewish Hospital with the 18th annual Nursing Awards and Recognition Ceremony. More than 75 team members were honored with awards ranging from the Rookie of the Year Award to the Nursing Teamwork Award. The awards are something Barnes-Jewish Nurses look forward to all year, but the annual dancing video might be a close second.
In addition to the awards ceremony, Barnes-Jewish nurses celebrated with pot-luck unit celebrations, a hospital-wide breakfast, a reception and all nurses are invited to attend the hospital’s team member appreciation picnic next week. With close to 3,500 nurses employed by the hospital, a celebration for all nurses is no small feat.
“Nurses week is a time for the hospital to see our nurses shine,” says Coreen Vlodarchyk, vice president, patient care services and chief nursing officer. “We encourage our nursing team to celebrate the profession and the excellent care they provide to our patients on a daily basis.”
Cathy Powers oversees the Nurses Week celebration every year at Barnes-Jewish.
“A lot of time and effort goes in to this celebration, to make Nurses Week special for our team,” says Powers. “The leadership team at Barnes-Jewish values our nursing staff and feels it’s important that each nurse knows the value of what they bring to the hospital and our patients every day. These are simple yet meaningful celebration to honor our cherished nurses.”
For more information about becoming a nurse at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, visit our careers page.