Happy Nurses Week, Y’all

It’s Nurses Week, time to pay tribute to the people who keep us on our feet. For me it’s more than a Hallmark event. Our daughter graduates from nursing school in a year and has learned from the inside the rigors of the profession . . . as well as the value of digital charting. She’s opened our eyes to the importance of the profession.

We used to have luncheons and speeches to feat the troops. Social media has given us a more dispersed and immediate way. Sarasota Memorial in Sarasota, Florida is honoring staff on its Facebook page with tributes and a button to “Thank a nurse.” And the folks at HCA are giving a shout-out to their nurses in a humorous way. Here’s the video posted on the corporate site.