UHS values its more than 22,000 nurses, who provide superior quality care.
Nurses are the heart of healthcare — as was proven again this past year. Whether treating the severely ill, keeping families connected to loved ones or helping people reconnect to their healthiest selves, nurses have earned our unending thanks. UHS honors all its Remarkable Nurses during National Nurses Week, May 6‑12.
National Nurses Week has been celebrated for nearly 50 years. It was signed into existence by President Nixon in 1974, 20 years after the first proposal for a national “Nurse Day” was sent to President Eisenhower. National Nurses Week concludes May 12, on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who is widely regarded as the mother of modern nursing.
Nurses Week is a time to recognize the 4 million registered nurses across the country for their amazing dedication, compassion and skill. Take the time this week to thank a nurse who has impacted your life or the life of someone you love. Scroll down for messages of support from across the UHS family.