MAYWOOD, Ill. – Loyola University Health System (LUHS) will celebrate Nurses Week from May 3 to 9. The theme for the week, “Ethical Practice. Quality Care,” recognizes the professionalism and skills of nurses in all that they do for patients, research and education.
“We have all been touched by a nurse at some point in our life,” said Karen J. Anderson, MSN, MBA, RN, vice president, patient-care services and chief nurse executive, LUHS. “This week provides us with an opportunity to give back to our nurses for all that they do to care.”
Loyola nurses will receive a small gift and will participate in Loyola’s traditional blessing of their hands by the organization’s chaplains. Several other events will take place at Loyola’s main medical center campus and at the organization’s Gottlieb Memorial Hospital and 30 outpatient facilities. These include a grand rounds on stress in the workplace, a special meal, tea with the chief nurse executive and a traveling juice cart.
A Nurse Excellence Awards Ceremony will honor top Loyola nurses during the week. The event also will recognize nurses who are board-certified and those who have achieved clinical ladder levels three and four, demonstrating professional growth and development. This event will take place on Wednesday, May 6, from 4:30 to 5:30 pm in Tobin Hall at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM) located at 2160 S. First Ave. in Maywood. A reception will follow.
View a video tribute to Loyola nurses from patients.