Praise nurses; take the time to show your gratitude

Praise nurses; take the time to show your gratitude

By Life@TheU

Praise nurses; take the time to show your gratitude

By Life@TheU
Elijah Virgin, a registered nurse and liaison for UHealth, keeps nursing operations running smoothly among emergency service teams—performing a critical role that ensures staff are protected and patients receive the care they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we kick off National Nurses Week, we take a quick view of Virgin on a typical day, as he balances long hours, stressful work situations, and the safety of his own family.

Nurses at UHealth and around the world continue to put patients first during the COVID-19 pandemic. Coping with added stress and uncertainty during long shifts, these health care professionals start each day not knowing what challenges they will face. Now, more than ever, we recognize their dedication and compassion during National Nurses Week, which is celebrated in the United States from May 6 to 12. 

“I think the nurses across the world have been putting their hearts into the game for a long time,” said Elijah Virgin, a registered nurse and liaison for UHealth, before leaving his family to begin his 12-hour shift.

View Virgin during one of his typical work days as he balances long hours, stressful work situations, and the safety of his own family. 

How will you show your support?

Share images celebrating our UHealth nurses—their strength and sacrifice—on your social platforms. Tag us @lifeattheU and use #ThankAUHealthNurse and #CelebrateANurse to amplify your message. 

Also check out other ways to celebrate nurses, including making a gift in honor of a UHealth nurse here.