Happy Nurses Week!
I hope we show our appreciation for each other every day, but this week is special. Our nurse leaders and educators have planned a week of events and activities to celebrate all of you.
Each year the American Nurses Association recognizes May as National Nurses Month. This year they selected the theme, You Make a Difference, to honor the various roles of nurses and the positive impact nurses have on the lives of others.
You all certainly make a difference. I see your passion to comfort and care in your daily actions. Our nursing staff is known for its excellence and compassion – that’s evident in the notes, cards, and emails we receive and in our patient satisfaction survey feedback.
Thank you for living the Oneida Health mission and values. You are the foundation and core of the care we provide at Oneida and you serve as a healing presence in our community. I am humbled and grateful to work alongside you every day. Thank you for making a difference.
– Rhonda Reader
Rhonda L. Reader, DNS, RN, NEA-BC
Vice President for Patient Care Services/ Chief Nursing Officer
About Oneida Health
Oneida Health is a regional integrated healthcare network based in Oneida, NY operated by Oneida Health Systems, a New York State not-for-profit corporation. From a four-bed hospital in 1899 to a local leader in patient care, Oneida Health has a singular vision for providing the highest levels of patient safety and experience through the perfect pairing of talented medical professionals and state-of-the-art technology. Offering physical rehabilitation, primary and specialty care, an award-winning hospital, and skilled nursing, Oneida Health invests in the health of our communities through a network of health services focused on long-term health and prevention.