To celebrate National Nurses Week, Kettering Health Network is holding festivities to recognize the hard work of our nursing care teams and share our pride for the profession.
Here is a look at what’s happening May 6-12 (scroll all the way to the bottom to see schedules):
Throughout the week
Self-care is important. New this year, to support the wellness of our nursing teams, professional massage therapists will visit each hospital and additional locations to offer free, five-minute massages.
Blessing of the Hands
Throughout the week
Our faith-based mission compels us to care for the whole person–mind, body, and spirit. The Spiritual Services teams will tour nursing units and perform ceremonies at major campuses to bless the hands of our nurses who do sacred work.
Cameos of Caring Banquet
Tuesday, May 8
The Cameos of Caring banquet will honor this year’s nominees from each hospital and celebrate past winners of the prestigious award. Honorees represent the best of the best in nursing, and were nominated by peers and selected by nursing leadership. Attendees of this invitation-only event will be entered in a door prize drawing for a nursing journal subscription. Winners of this award will be announced, and are submitted to the community-wide Cameos event sponsored by Wright State.
Wednesday, May 9 (some exceptions)
Our nurses are always on-the-go, and we want to show our appreciation for them in a way they can easily enjoy. A grab-and-go boxed breakfast catered by Panera will be offered to nursing teams. It includes a bagel, yogurt parfait, cookies, and a $5 gift card.
Walk in My Shoes
Leaders at each hospital will do Walk in My Shoes with select nurses, getting a glimpse into the everyday life of a nurse and appreciating all they bring to our mission. This gives leaders the opportunity to experience the joys and challenges of nursing at Kettering Health Network.
Here are links to flyers with event information according to location. Some events will take place only at major hospital campuses; if you don’t see something at your location, check out the nearest hospital schedule.
Cassano Health Center
Fort Hamilton Hospital
Emergency Center – Franklin
Grandview Medical Center
Greene Memorial Hospital
Huber Health Center
Kettering Behavioral Medicine Center
Kettering Medical Center
Preble County Medical Center
Soin Medical Center
Southview Medical Center
Sycamore Glen Health Center and Retirement Community
Sycamore Medical Center
Sycamore Primary Care & Kettering Weight Loss