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Nurses Day

A nurse smiling holding a paper heartODP joins the nation in applauding the contribution of nurses. Today and every day, nurses serve on the frontlines of care, promoting health, wellness, and recovery. Through dedicated efforts to care for the vulnerable,  the ill, and those in need, nurses inspire us all with wisdom, strength, endurance, and compassion.  In this time of unprecedented challenge to the health of citizens across Pennsylvania and the country, nurses lead by example with heroic efforts in battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.    Additionally, nurses must also continue to provide the many other health-related activities unrelated to the pandemic.

The World Health Organization has designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife in recognition of the 200 years since the birth of Florence Nightingale, often considered the founder of modern nursing. Though much has changed in the past two centuries, the importance of nurses to a healthy society has not. 

Thank you to the nurses who work selflessly and offer your talents as we all move forward together toward a healthier future.