HOUSTON, May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Hermann Health System is thrilled to honor its outstanding nursing staff this week in conjunction with National Nurses Week.
As the largest health system in Southeast Texas, Memorial Hermann employs nearly 9,000 nurses. Nurses at Memorial Hermann are committed to delivering innovative, safe, high quality and compassionate care to patients at each of the System's 14 hospitals and more than 220 diagnostic and specialty centers.
"Our healthcare professionals at Memorial Hermann are always ready – every day – to help, inspire, heal and give extra support to all patients and their loved ones," said Chuck Stokes, RN, FACHE, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Memorial Hermann.
Many Memorial Hermann facilities have been recognized nationally for their excellence in nursing care. Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital are all Magnet® designated facilities, which is one of the highest levels of recognition a hospital can receive. The Magnet recognition honors excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Of the 5,000+ hospitals in the U.S., only 406 are Magnet facilities.
In addition, this week is also National Hospital Week, the nation's largest health care event celebrating the dedicated staff who deliver exceptional care.
"National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week provide us with a special time to celebrate the incredible impact our nurses, physicians, administrators, staff and volunteers have on care delivery and, ultimately, the success of our System. We salute those who make us who we are," said Stokes.
Whether they are researching innovations in nursing, caring for critically ill patients or serving as support faculty for Houston-area nursing programs, nurses are a vital part of the Memorial Hermann family.
At Memorial Hermann, nurses are offered many advantages as part of a culture of collaboration, including career advancement opportunities and cross-training, as well as enhanced benefits available to all employees such as a unique student loan repayment program.
About Memorial Hermann
An integrated health system, Memorial Hermann is known for world-class clinical expertise, patient-centered care, leading edge technology, and innovation. The system, with its exceptional medical staff and more than 24,000 employees, serves to advance health in Southeast Texas and the Greater Houston community. Memorial Hermann's 14 hospitals include four hospitals in the Texas Medical Center: an acute care hospital which houses the Texas Trauma Institute and a Level I trauma center of which Life Flight® air ambulance is a part, a hospital for children, a rehabilitation hospital and an orthopedic and spine hospital; nine suburban hospitals; and a second rehabilitation hospital in Katy. The system also operates three Heart & Vascular Institutes, the Mischer Neuroscience Institute, three IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute locations, urgent care centers, convenient care centers, joint replacement centers, cancer centers, imaging and surgery centers, sports medicine and rehabilitation centers, outpatient laboratories, a chemical dependency treatment center, a home health agency, a retirement community and a nursing home.
Contact: Kathryn Williams, 713.704.5577
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