Health System Honors Nurses of the Year

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: May 20, 2008 – The work of America's millions of nurses to save lives and to maintain the health of millions of individuals was the focus of this year's National Nurses Week, celebrated annually May 6-12 throughout the United States. This year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) selected "Nurses: Making a Difference Every Day" as the theme for 2008. The ANA supports and encourages National Nurses Week recognition programs through the state and district nurses associations, other specialty nursing organizations, educational facilities, and independent health care companies, and institutions.

Annually, National Nurses Week begins on May 6, marked as RN Recognition Day, and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession. During this week, Southeast Georgia Health System honored all of its nurses, including those at the Brunswick Campus, Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery, and the System’s Care Centers, with special pancake breakfasts, gifts, and receptions honoring all the nurses and announcing the Nurses of the Year.

The winners at the reception held on this Brunswick Campus this year were from left: Alisa Keith, LPN of the Year; Leola Holton, RN of the Year; and Michelle Atkinson, RN, Nurse Manager of the Year.