Virginia Health Services celebrates its nursing staff on National Nurses Day (May 6) and every day.
“They are the backbone of this company,” said Rebecca Boyd, Virginia Health Services Vice President of Nursing.
The team pulled through a tough year as a pandemic raged.
“We couldn’t have done it without them,” Boyd said. “I truly appreciate them.
“We need to thank our nurses. It’s a hard job. It’s not just physically demanding, it’s mentally and emotionally demanding. We should thank them for their service.”
The experience, skills and knowledge the VHS nursing staff has makes them a valued resource.
“We want to continue to support their education, training and provide resources to help our team do their jobs effectively, so they can be the best nurses they can be,” Boyd said.
Nurses play an integral role in the healthcare and overall wellbeing of patients and residents.
“It’s holistic,” Boyd said. “They are invested in the relationship; they take care of the whole person, in addition to their healthcare concerns.”
VHS employs about 250 nurses, and there is a constant need for more.
VHS is investing in its team. It recently launched an apprenticeship program to develop Care Assistants to Nursing Assistants. The program aims to include development apprenticeships for LPN and RN tracks as well.
Virginia Health Services is hiring for nurses at all levels. Join a team that takes pride in its employees and values the work of nurses. Read more about the available positions on the VHS Careers page.
Virginia Health Services thanks its nursing team for its dedication to the care for its patients and residents.