Hudson Valley Hospital Center Celebrates National Nurses Week

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 6, 2014) – Hudson Valley Hospital Center celebrated National Nurses Week this week with a series of events to raise awareness about the critical role that nurses play in patient care.

The hospital’s administrative team, including Hospital President John Federspiel and Vice President of Patient Services Kathy Webster, honored nurses by delivering lunch and dinner to nursing staff throughout the hospital. Nursing teams designed posters highlighting aspects of their work, which were on display in the Hospital lobby and the Emergency Department gave out Nightingale Awards in honor of Florence Nightingale.

National Nurses Week begins on May 6th and ends on May 12th, in honor of Florence Nightingale's birthday. Healthcare institutions across the country celebrate the week with events and educational programs.

Nursing leadership is encouraged and valued at Hudson Valley Hospital Center, which was the first hospital in the region to receive Magnet accreditation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. HVHC is the only hospital in the region to have achieved this honor twice, in 2007 and again in 2012.

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Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit www.hvhc.org