National Nurses Week marks the birthday of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital would like to take the opportunity to thank and recognize our nurses who serve our patients each day with respect, care, competence and joy.

Nursing professionals are a valuable and instrumental part of our hospital. We appreciate our nurses for the excellent care they provide during each shift they work, 365 days a year. They are the heartbeat of hospitals. They are the women and men at the bedside caring for the well-being of not only their patients, but the patients’ families as well.

At Good Shepherd, the commitment to nursing is as strong as the hospital’s roots in the community. Formerly Shelby Memorial Hospital, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital joined the Hospital Sisters Health System in January 2017. Providing quality health care to the Shelby County community has been a tradition of the hospital for more than 100 years.

National Nurses Week was developed to raise awareness of the value of nursing as a profession and to help educate the community about the vital role nurses play in the health of the community. To help fulfill that purpose, please join us by thanking the wonderful nursing professionals who have positively impacted your life.

Allison Paul, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Chief Nursing Officer

HSHS Central Illinois Division

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