May 6, 2013
National Nurses Week – May 6-12
Letter to the Editor
Lorena Silva, MSN-L, MBA, RN, Chief Nursing Officer
Lake Norman Regional Medical Center
National Nurses Week – May 6-12 CNO Editorial/Letter
Nurses serve a vital role in delivering quality, patient-centered care. They comfort, advise, listen and serve as advocates for patients, providing the human touch in medical care. Continually at the bedside, nurses always place their patients’ well-being above all else.
This year’s theme for National Nurses Week is “Delivering Quality & Innovation in Patient Care,” and nurses are truly at the forefront of both quality and innovation. To ensure their patients’ health and welfare, nurses regularly develop innovative solutions and look for ways to enhance care. Their ongoing commitment to quality is what moves health care forward — what often begins as a solution for one patient, becomes an advancement that benefits countless others.
During the week of May 6-12, we will have an opportunity to honor and recognize nurses for the invaluable role they play in patient care. Please join all of us at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in celebrating National Nurses Week, and show your appreciation to the nurses in your life. These dedicated individuals make a meaningful difference in people’s lives every day. It’s their commitment to quality and superior patient care that will ultimately transform health care in the U.S. We value our nurses and sincerely thank them for everything they do — happy Nurses Week.