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National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Florence Nightingale, a nurse, spent her night rounds giving personal care to the wounded, establishing her image as the ‘Lady with the Lamp.’ Florence Nightingale was born in Florence, Italy, on May 12, 1820. During the Crimean War, she and a team of nurses improved the unsanitary conditions at a British base hospital, reducing the death count by two-thirds. Her writings sparked worldwide health care reform. In 1860 she established St. Thomas’ Hospital and the Nightingale Training School for Nurses. Although she died August 13, 1910, in London, her legacy continues.
‘Nurses: Leading the Way’ is the official American Nurses Association theme for National Nurses Week 2014. TeleTracking honors and celebrates nurses because we understand firsthand the impact that nursing has today. We refer to them as our “super heroes!” What you may not know is TeleTracking employs nearly 30 clinicians – Consultants, Client Success Managers, Implementation Managers, Sales Executives, etc. The many nurses we employ offer the same empathy that they showed with their patients to our clients. They work consistently and tirelessly to design and Lead the Way to improve patient flow systems and processes in over 900 hospitals across the US.
We love to hear impactful nursing stories. If you have such a story to tell and would like to have it highlighted in our quarterly newsletter, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In honor of the very first “Super RN,” Florence Nightingale, TeleTracking is commemorating this celebration with its second annual Free T-shirt Give-Away!
Be one of the first 100 nurses to register here and claim your Super RN t-shirt – no gimmicks, no strings – just a small token and our way of showing nurses that we appreciate you!
Happy Nurses Week!
Ms. Finis leads TeleTracking’s seasoned team of former hospital nurses and administrators in helping clients apply Lean Six Sigma methods and technology to process redesign and workflow automation.
She joined TeleTracking in 2013 after more than a decade with Joint Commission Resources (JCR), a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission.
A passionate nursing leader, Ms. Finis brings vast experience in health reform and regulatory policies, front-line leadership in the patient-safety movement, deep understanding of how hospitals can meet rigorous patient quality and safety requirement for Joint Commission accreditation.