Rowlett, TX – May 1, 2009 – As we celebrate National Nurses Week and National Hospital and Healthcare Week (May 6-17), we would like to recognize the men and women who work hard every day to provide high quality, compassionate care for our patients and their families.
“Our employees are dedicated to providing high quality care for our patients,” said Carolyn Jackson, CEO of Lake Pointe Health Network. “They make a difference in the lives of our patients and their families. I am very proud of the work they do.”
Since 1921, hospitals across the country have been celebrating National Hospital and Healthcare Week and inviting their communities to join in saying “thank you” to the many health care workers who provide quality care throughout the year. Additionally, National Nurses Week honors the hard work and dedication of nurses and begins on the birth date of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
“I often hear our employees refer to their role as a calling,” said Carolyn Jackson. “That feeling is shown in every caring touch and the time they spend listening to our patients. The compassion shown by our employees inspires me. National Nurses Week and National Hospital and Healthcare Week allow us the chance to say thank you to these extraordinary people who care for our families and friends.
As part of the celebration, Lake Pointe Medical Center has planned numerous activities to recognize the extraordinary commitment of our employees.