The town of Smyrna and TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center joined the ANA in celebrating a Culture of Safety, as apart of National Nurses Week, which is held May 6-12, every year.
During the daily celebration festivities on May 10, Mayor Mary-Esther Reed presented a National Nurses Week Proclamation to TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center. The purpose of the proclamation is to raise awareness of the value of nursing and help educate the public about the role nurses play in meeting the health care needs of the people within our community.
"We are blessed to have a state of the art hospital right here in our community," stated Mayor Reed. "The town of Smyrna is thankful that we can partner with TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center to celebrate the dedication and commitment of the nursing staff."
Ruth Willard, chief nursing officer, accepted the proclamation on behalf of TriStar StoneCrest and spoke to the importance of the nursing professional.
"Our healthcare professionals are dedicated to the 2016 National Nurses Week theme, Culture of Safety," said Willard. "Our nurses demonstrate daily an indispensable component of safety and quality for hospitalized patients. Their compassion and care surpasses the patient's expectation."
In honor of the dedication, commitment, and tireless effort of registered nurses to promote and maintain the health of our community and the surrounding counties, the ANA, the town of Smyrna and TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center are proud to recognize our registered nurses on this particular day for the quality work they provide seven days a week, 365 days a year.