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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH-FLAGLER COUNTY CELEBRATING NURSES NATIONAL NURSES WEEK 2022

May 06, 2022

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH-FLAGLER COUNTY CELEBRATING NURSES NATIONAL NURSES WEEK 2022

Contact:
Jaffy Lee
Darci.Lee@FLHealth.gov
386-276-1168

 

Bunnell, Fla.— The Florida Department of Health-Flagler County recognizes May 6th-12th as National Nurses Week and kicks off the recognition on National Nurses Day, Friday, May 6.

"Compassion, healing, commitment, and dedication are the words that come to mind when I think of the Nurses I am privileged to work with at the Florida Department of Health-Flagler County. The services they provide to Flagler County residents are A+ rated," boasts Bob Snyder, County Health Officer.

Nationally, Nurses are honored this week because of their passion for caring for others in their most significant time of need. This year's National Nurses Week theme is "United in Service, Rooted in Strength, " highlighting nurses' pledge to their patients and their value to the medical teams they assist. Nurses perform many of the most essential and challenging healthcare tasks. From life-threatening crises to delivering babies, their tireless and dedicated work to ensure that every patient receives safe and quality healthcare are celebrated this week.

"Nurses deserve all the appreciation and recognition in the world," says County Health Officer Bob Snyder, "Under the leadership of our nursing director Mark Linde, our Nursing Team has demonstrated care and compassion and a steadfast dedication to Public Health. It is a privilege to work with Mark's Team every day".

The Nurses at DOH-Flagler focus on providing immunizations, conducting testing for diseases and infections, helping people manage chronic conditions like diabetes and asthma, and inspiring patients to lead healthier lives. According to Bob Snyder-Health Officer, DOH-Flagler nursing staff focuses on women's health and prenatal services; immunizations for children and adults; communicable disease monitoring treatment and case management (including HIV); diabetes prevention and management; and coordination of school health services.

 

Nursing: Occupational Outlook

Based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, RNs provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their families. Nurses work environment can include Hospitals, Ambulatory healthcare services, Nursing and Residential care facilities, and

Government/Educational Institutions. An excellent resource for Nurses is the Florida Center for Nursing, and data from the website can be found here.

 

About the Florida Department of Health

The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

For more information about the Florida Department of Health, please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov.

For information about the local health department, go to flagler.floridahealth.gov, call 386-437- 7350, or visit 301 Dr. Carter Blvd. in Bunnell.