LEWISTON – All across the United States, nurses are being saluted. On Thursday, May 6, Sisters of Charity Health System will join the American Nurses Association in celebrating National Nurses Day as part of National Nurses Week, which is held May 6 to 12 every year.

The purpose of National Nurses Day is to raise awareness of the value of nursing and help educate the public about the role nurses play in meeting the health care needs of the American people.

In honor of the dedication, commitment and effort of the nearly 2.7 million registered nurses nationwide to promote and maintain the health of this nation, the Sisters of Charity Health System will recognize registered nurses everywhere on that day. The system is home to more than 600 local nurses.

The American Nurses Association, in conjunction with its constituent state nurses associations, will recognize nurses by drawing special attention to nurse staffing issues.

Sisters of Charity Health System will welcome experts in shared nursing governance to share their experiences and successes with shared governance. Deb Geier and Christine Baker from St. Mary’s Medical Center in Madison, Wisc., will facilitate a daylong educational program for nurses at the local health system.

As Lewiston/Auburn’s largest employer, Sisters of Charity Health System serves the Androscoggin region through a varied array of medical and social services.

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