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Hunterdon County Commissioners honor county nurses in recognition of ‘National Nurses Week’

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – The Hunterdon County Commissioners recently honored nurses countywide by proclamation in celebration of ‘National Nurses Week’.

This is recognized annually from May 6 through May 12, in appreciation to the dedication of nurses for the care they provide to people in their most vulnerable moments.

The 2023 National Nurses Week theme is, “Nurses Make a Difference: Anytime, Anywhere – Always”. This recognizes and honors the unwavering commitment of nurses to their patients, and the value they provide to the unified health care team in accomplishing their medical readiness mission.

Commissioner Director, Zach Rich said, “We as a board collectively acknowledge the amazing work and critical service that nurses provide for our community, both for individuals and their families. It is now more important than ever, to celebrate nurses across all healthcare fields for the vital and essential role they play in promoting and protecting the health of our residents daily.”

National Nurses Week was established in 1991, and commemorates the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who is recognized as the “founder of modern nursing”. Public health nurses have traditionally served a prominent role assisting the public in promoting wellness, preventing diseases, and reducing health risks through evidence-based education and care.

Commissioner, Shaun Van Doren said, “I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all nurses individually and collectively, and publicly acknowledge them for their continuous hard work, dedication, and commitment to our community. Your selfless care of others is genuinely appreciated.”

As part of the ‘National Nurses Week’ celebrations, Commissioner Director, Zach Rich and Deputy Director, Jeff Kuhl, joined members of the Hunterdon County nursing and healthcare staff for a taco and “fiesta” themed luncheon, on Tuesday, May 9.

The commissioners once again expressed their sincere appreciation and gratitude for the excellent care provided by Hunterdon County nurses.

Department of Health Services, Karen DeMarco said, “As Department Director, I am proud of the continued outstanding work of our public health nurses, who are on the front lines of protecting the health and safety of our county residents.”

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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