Harrington Celebrates Nurse and Hospital Week
SOUTHBRIDGE, MA, May 4, 2018 – Harrington HealthCare System is proud to support the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the American Hospital Association (AHA) by participating in the national recognition of Hospital and Nurses Week for 2018.
Celebrated May 6-12 across the country, the observances are a tribute to local healthcare workers and those who tirelessly put patient care first each and every day.
Founded by ANA, National Nurses Week is observed each year in alignment with the birthday of Florence Nightingale. The week recognizes the significant contributions nurses make to improve the health of the nation. This year’s theme for Nurses Week is “Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence“.
Hospital Week, as founded by the AHA, celebrates hospitals, health systems and the women and men who support the health and well-being of their communities through dedication and care from the heart.
“This week we’re celebrating our entire Harrington staff, as each individual makes up an incredible team that puts patient care, the safety of our community and the health of our friends and family at the forefront of every day,” said Ed Moore, President and CEO. “We have an outstanding team – from our Emergency Department Nurses to our Environmental Services staff. We recognize the key role each individual plays in providing compassionate, quality care.
Harrington employs more than 1,500 people who work at over two dozen office and campus locations across south central MA, as well as their newest outpatient behavioral health office in Putnam, CT. The system is made up of Harrington Hospital-based employees and Harrington Physician Services.
Harrington will kick off its week on May 7th with annual employee service awards. Those who have been employed five, 10, 15, 20 years and beyond will be recognized for their years of dedication to patient care.
Celebrations continue all week long with employee raffles, free coffee and special refreshments in the cafeteria.