City of Oxford Recognizes GHS Emergency Nurses


City of Oxford Recognizes GHS Emergency Nurses


OXFORD, NC (October 27, 2009) – Granville Health System (GHS) announced the organization had received an official proclamation from the City of Oxford, designating October 14, 2009 as Emergency Nurses Day.


Oxford mayor, Al Woodlief, Jr. was on hand to present the proclamation to Edward Bartels, GHS Director of Emergency Services and members of the emergency department nursing staff.


“Granville Health System emergency nurses are the first line of patient care in our hospital’s emergency department,” said Woodlief. “I am happy to present this proclamation to the hospital in recognition of the important role GHS emergency nurses play in providing excellent health care to our community.”


The honor was bestowed on the health system in acknowledgement of Emergency Nurses Week, held October 11-17. Each year, the Emergency Nurses Association honors emergency nurses in the United States and around the world for their dedication. This year’s theme, "Emergency Nurses…Prepared for the Unexpected”, embodies the compassion, skills and commitment of these nurses.


“Granville Health System salutes the dedication and commitment of our emergency nursing team,” said Maria Calloway, GHS Chief Nursing Officer. “They bring care, comfort, and compassion to patients and their loved ones each and every day.”


Since 1989, the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) has celebrated the second Wednesday in October as Emergency Nurses Day, a day set aside to honor emergency nurses for their commitment to patient care. Starting in 2001, ENA expanded the celebration to devote an entire week to honoring emergency nurses, because one day was not enough to recognize all contributions made by emergency nurses.

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