Meridian Senior Living communities are celebrating National Nurses Week, May 6–12, 2021, by recognizing and honoring its nurses in its more than 75 senior living communities across the U.S. In 1991, the American Nurses Association declared the week-long event starting on May 6 and ending on May 12, the birthday of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. Since then, nurses are recognized for their significant contributions to the well-being of others every year from May 6th through May 12th.
“We are so proud of our well-deserved nurses and recognize them and their dedication to our mission of enriching the life of every person we serve,” said Kacy Kang, President and Chief Operating Officer, Meridian Senior Living. “Our amazing nurses deserve to be celebrated as they work compassionately and go above and beyond to care for their residents.”
Facing obstacles with the global pandemic, nurses in our communities stepped up to the challenge and exceeded residents’ and family members’ expectations. Each nurse works diligently to create an environment that is safe and engaging while delivering the same high level of care. Meridian Senior Living’s Regional Director of Clinical Services Christina Harris is recognized with the “Superhero WOW! Nurse” award for her courage and valor during this unprecedented time. She spearheaded a mission to deliver care filled with compassion and emotional support to treat affected residents that exceeded expectations on many fronts. Ms. Harris not only battled the pandemic in her assigned communities but also traveled without hesitation to other communities to support other residents as well.
Be sure to like and follow your local community on Facebook as they will commend their nurses and feature moments throughout the week!