Erlanger recognizes the “Ultimate Nurses” during National Nurses Week 2015

Nurses are the patient protectors, the promoters of quality care and well-being. In celebration of their contributions to our patients’ lives, Erlanger Health System is proud to honor these heroes of health during National Nurses Week.

National Nurses Week is celebrated May 6-12 each year – with the final day falling on the birthday of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. It was established by The American Nurses Association (ANA) as a full week of recognition for the contributions that nurses make to the community.

During breakfast events that took place May 5-7, Erlanger Chief Nursing Officer Jan Keys recognized six recipients of the 2015 Nurse Excellence Award.

The Nurse Excellence Award is an annual program that honors the “ultimate nurse.” Award recipients are chosen based on their demonstration of the highest levels of caring, compassion, competency, commitment, and service excellence


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