Cabrini of Westchester has had a busy two weeks! Not only was National Nurses Week celebrated from May 6th through May 12th, but National Skilled Nursing Care Week was recognized from May 10th through the 16th!
It is so important to recognize Cabrini of Westchester’s nurses at all times, but most especially during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. Each nurse is being challenged to deliver high-quality care under extraordinary circumstances. The nurses who care for the residents have risen to the occasion and have been able to manage their responsibilities with dignity and grace under pressure.
In order to celebrate their commitment, Bonnie Burke, Administrator, Winnie Josephs, Director of Nursing, and Ade Edano, Assistant Director of Nursing, delivered “goodie bags” containing a small token of gratitude to each outstanding nurse. Each bag contained embroidered back packs and other Cabrini items as well as a copy of the book “St. Frances Cabrini: A Passionate Life,” written by Mark Davis. A raffle was held each day of the week for all nurses, making them eligible to win gift certificates to a variety of stores.
Established by the American Health Care Association in 1967, National Skilled Nursing Care Week recognizes the essential role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for America’s frail, elderly, and disabled. The 2020 theme was “Sharing Our Wisdom”. To celebrate, Sheri Gottlieb, Director of Therapeutic Recreation and her staff, strolled the hallways of with an ice cream treat for each resident. Other activities included a word game contest amongst some of the residents, a rolling snack cart and on Mother’s Day, flowers were handed out to all of the female residents. More celebrations are planned in the near future!