May 6 – 12 is National Nurses Week, a time to celebrate the nurses who advance the health and safety of our community.
Every year, National Nurses Week takes place during the week of Florence Nightingale’s birthday to celebrate the health care professionals who embody Nightingale’s tireless efforts to better patients’ lives.
Nightingale’s efforts laid the groundwork for modern nursing, and today, nurses represent the backbone of Deaf Smith County Hospital District. From performing routine blood draws to managing emergencies, our nurses perform their duties with excellence and poise, each and every day.
“Every day I am reminded of the fantastic work our nurses are doing to provide the best possible care for our community,” said Jeff Barnhart, FACHE, president/ CEO of Deaf Smith County Hospital District. “From caring for patients in our hospital and clinic to investing in their education and skills to elevate their practice, our nurses make Hereford Regional Medical Center and Hereford Health Clinic truly high-quality institutions.”
Nurses’ array of essential care duties cross a variety of medical disciplines, and a strong nursing team is crucial for the success of any health care organization. Beyond providing care, nurses spend a significant amount of time educating and supporting patients and their families who trust Deaf Smith County Hospital District for their care.
From maternity care and wound care to community paramedicine and patient education, nurses are foundational to our mission to advance care in Deaf Smith County.
Learn more about the services our nurses help us provide here.