4th Floor Medical Surgical Unit, Virtua Hospital, Voorhees, NJ Celebrate Med-Surg Nursing Week 2013

Like other medical-surgical nurses everywhere, the staff of the 4th Floor Medical-Surgical Unit at Virtua Hospital in Voorhees, New Jersey celebrated our 1st Annual Medical–Surgical Nurses Week on November 4-6, 2013.

This year’s celebration was organized by the members of the Shared Governance Council of the newly opened unit in our hospital.

“Med-Surg nursing isn't easy. You are masters at multitasking and time management.

I thank each and every member of the team for all you do for our patients and their families.”

We were strongly supported by our unit’s leadership in a week filled with activities aimed at celebrating the contributions of the med-surg nurse in providing the highest quality of patient care in South Jersey.

During the entire week, individual greetings and messages were displayed on a poster board which includes inspirational messages from the leaders of the hospital. One of the messages came from Tracy Carlino, RN, BSN, MA, Sr. Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer. Tracy stated, “Med-Surg nursing isn't easy. You are masters at multitasking and time management. I thank each and every member of the team for all you do for our patients and their families.”

Staff also prepared an information board on the medical-surgical nursing certification process, encouraging qualified nurses to sign up to be certified.

Our celebration was capped with a Unit Leadership Day honoring the staff with a simple breakfast hosted by our Nurse Director, Denise Redmond BSN, RN, CMSRN. Certificate of recognition was also awarded to the first winners of the STAR Card, a unit based recognition program designed to honor the staff that goes above and beyond their job descriptions.

This week was a celebration of the dedication of the medical-surgical nurse to the achievement of improving staff relations and engagement while providing quality and innovative care to the community.

David A. Dacanay, Jr., BSN, RN
Shared Governance Council

Hosted by: 4th Floor Medical Surgical Unit, Virtua Hospital, Voorhees, New Jersey.


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