Category Archives: National Observance

Nurse’s Week – Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale.  Many know her name, but not the extent of her influence on hospital medicine in the mid 19th century. Known as the “Founder of Modern Nursing” Florence Nightingale lived for 90 years,  and laid the foundation of professional nursing by spreading  medical knowledge,  fighting for social reforms and tireless acts of service.  In 1860, Nightingale established the first secular nursing school in the world at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, now part of  King’s College.  In recognition of  her achievements and impact on the profession, The Nightingale Pledge is recited by new nurses and The Florence Nightingale Medal is presented as the highest international distinction a nurse can achieve.  International Nurses Day is celebrated throughout the world on her birthday, May 12th. Image result for florence nightingale


May is National Arthritis Awareness Month!

db_rubber_stamp5Sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation, the Month of May highlights efforts to educate the public and seek cures for nearly 40 million people in the US, including a quarter of a million children, who suffer  with more than 100 types of rheumatic conditions, known as #Arthritis.  To find out more, or to participate in a walk to