Many UNA members may have received the message below from Alberta Health Services in recognition of National Nursing Week.
Sent: Monday, May 12, 2014 8:42 AM
Subject: National Nursing Week
National Nursing Week May 12 – 18, 2014
To all AHS staff, physicians and volunteers,
Nursing Week 2014 focuses on the role nurses play in leading change. Nurses are often at the forefront of exploring and pursuing new ways of caring that improve both the experience for individual patients and the healthcare system as a whole.
AHS has more than 33,000 nurses supporting health service delivery; these numbers include RNs, RPNs, LPNs, NPs, and graduate nurses. Of this number, there are more than 1,000 nurses in formal leadership roles and the majority of these nurses provide frontline leadership. They support staff, lead new initiatives and work every day to ensure the delivery of safe quality health services.
Nursing leadership exists well beyond formal leadership roles. As providers of excellent care, teachers, mentors, coaches, and researchers, nurses demonstrate leadership every day. Nurses play a primary role in leading and uniting teams of health professionals to support collaborative patient-centered care. Nurses are in a pivotal position to influence positive change in the health system for Albertans and are essential to improving the quality of care.
Please join us in celebrating nursing week:
Participate on FaceBook and Twitter using #thankanurse and [ http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/socialmedia.asp ]follow AHS;
Send an [ http://www.serviceawards.com/ahs/resources/albertahealth/pages/login.aspx ]online thank you card to a nurse;
Learn more about Nursing Week at AHS, visit [ http://insite.albertahealthservices.ca/6368.asp ]Insite.
Alberta Health Services has just celebrated its fifth anniversary. Although we have come a long way, there are still challenges and opportunities ahead for our organization. We encourage you to celebrate the nurses in your life. Let them know you appreciate their leadership and their ongoing commitment to patients, their families and the nursing profession.
Our sincere thanks and appreciation.
Brenda Huband, RN Deb Gordon, RN
Interim President and Chief Executive Officer Acting Vice President Collaborative Practice,
Zone and Health Operations Nursing & Health Professions
Vice President & Chief Health Operations Officer Vice President & Chief Health Operations Officer
Central and Southern Alberta Northern Alberta
United Nurses of Alberta
Office: 780 425 1025
Mobile: 780 913 1563