The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS) joins the American Nursing Association (ANA), federal partners, local hospitals and healthcare facilities, and the nation in celebration of National Nurses Week.
Commissioner Designee Kimberley Causey-Gomez said, “Nursing is a highly regarded profession, and it plays a vital part in the operation of our programs and services. We have nurses who are assigned to our residential and other facilities within [the] territory. The Department of Human Services’ ability to connect with and participate in the delivery of the local healthcare system is often a result of the level of quality care provided by these nurses.”
This year’s National Nurses Week theme is “4 Million Reasons to Celebrate,” which reflects the number of nurses nationally. The purpose of the weeklong celebration is to raise awareness about the value of nursing as well as to educate the public about the role nursing plays in meeting the healthcare needs of V.I. residents.
The following is a list of the activities at DHS in honor of National Nurse Week.
On St. Croix, Herbert Grigg Home for the Aged:
Monday: corsage pins
Tuesday: Continental Breakfast
Wednesday: Blessings and Award Recognition to include Nurse of the Year, Thursday: Funny Uniform Day
Friday: Movie Night
Saturday: Potluck and Casino Night
On St. Thomas, at Queen Louise Home for the Aged:
Tuesday: Caribbean Breakfast
Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday
Thursday: Nursing Tributes and Remembrance
Friday: Dress Down Day