Honoring IMO Nurses
Today is National Nurses Day in the US, and marks the first day of National Nurses Week! National Nurses Week celebrates the legacy of Florence Nightingale (see left), a nurse who became famous for treating wounded soldiers during the Crimean war, and for her work in establishing nursing as a profession. Florence was affectionately known as ‘The Lady With The Lamp’, as she made a lot of her ward rounds at night while carrying a lamp. She founded a nursing school in 1860, providing the first type of professional nursing establishment in the world – a legend, indeed.
Definition of a Nurse: To go above and beyond the call of duty. The first to work and the last to leave. The heart and soul of caring. Someone who will pass through your life for a minute and impact it for an eternity.
Special recognition to IMO Utilization & Quality Assurance Advisor Dawn Hennon, RN. Celebrating her 50 Year Anniversary as a nurse this year, Dawn’s 1965 graduation picture (see right) represents loyalty and commitment to a selfless and empowering profession. She is looking forward to celebrating with fellow classmates from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario, Canada soon. Congratulations, Dawn!
Thank you to all IMO nurses, we appreciate you.