May 9, 2014 (Scottsdale, AZ)
May 6th is National Nurses Day and the beginning of National Nurses Week. National Nurses week began in 1954. It is celebrated from May 6th to May 12th each year. May 12th is significant because it marks the birthday of one of the most famous nurses of all time, Florence Nightingale.
Nightingale was born on May 12, 1820. She felt a calling to be a nurse from the early age of 17. Even though her parents initially had forbidden her to study nursing, she went on to attend nursing school and to later train nurses herself. During the Crimean War, Nightingale was sent to Turkey to oversee a military hospital for wounded British soldiers. Nightingale’s famous for her nursing methods and her theories are still practiced today.
We celebrate our nurse’s hard work, dedication and patient advocacy during this important week. The nurses at Angel MedFlight are essential to the success of the operation.
Our Flight Coordinator teams of Case Managers and R.N.s provide you with exceptional service from the moment you call them and continue to provide ongoing patient advocacy. They coordinate every aspect of the patient’s transfer with our One Touch Promise® and ensure that the patient’s every need is met. They exceed our patient’s expectations.
Just as Florence Nightingale did for the British troops, our Flight Nurses provide caring support for the many patients and patients’ families they transport. Flight nurses have the awesome responsibility to care for patients at 40,000 feet in the air, traveling at 500 mph. They are highly skilled professionals with years of experience, special flight training and life saving skills and certifications. They can handle any kind of patient from tiny, premature babies to critical care patients.
It takes a certain type of individual to dedicate their lives to helping others. We celebrated our nurses this week by surprising them with delicious individual cakes and long stem roses. Angel MedFlight honors our nurses and all the nurses around the world this week, for their caring service to others.