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GMC Celebrates Nurses Week

05.04.2009

Lawrenceville & Duluth, Ga. – Gwinnett Medical Center will acknowledge some of its hardest workers this week by celebrating Nurses Week May 4-8.

Several unit-specific activities are planned throughout the week, as well as ice cream socials and lectures by a guest speaker on both of GMC’s hospital campuses. The celebration will finish with GMC’s annual Nursing Excellence Awards Banquet, where the Gwinnett Medical Center Nurse of the Year, as well as the total amount donated to the Gwinnett Children’s Shelter (the charity that the nurses chose to assist this year), will be announced.

“Our nurses have the strength and compassion to care for patients during their times of crisis and the commitment to continuing their education throughout their entire careers,” said Carol Danielson, Chief Nursing Officer at Gwinnett Medical Center. “And for that they deserve our gratitude all year long.”

At 2.9 million strong, nurses represent the largest group of health care workers in America. That is why it is important to take time out during this week to sincerely thank nurses for what they do and to remind the public just how vital our nation’s nurses are to patients, their families and society.

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners is recognizing nurses by issuing a resolution stating that the county observes this important week and thanks nurses for all that they do in our community.

Join the board and Gwinnett Medical Center in their celebration of National Nurses Week by thanking a nurse for his or her commitment to healthcare excellence in our community. Visit GMC’s Facebook page (facebook.com, search “Gwinnett Medical”) and share your thoughts today.

About Gwinnett Medical Center
Now celebrating the 25th Anniversary of its flagship campus, Gwinnett Medical Center is a not-for-profit healthcare network providing award-winning healthcare services to the Gwinnett community and beyond. Campuses in both Duluth and Lawrenceville provide acute care, outpatient services, orthopedic and neuroscience specialty care as well as a full continuum of wellness services. Digital imaging is the standard of care at all GMC facilities including the newest imaging center in Hamilton Mill. In 2008, GMC’s 4,300 associates and 800 physicians served more than 400,000 patients. Gwinnett Medical Center’s incredible vision for the future is Project PATH — planning, advancing and transforming healthcare.  To learn more, visit gwinnettmedicalcenter.org.