Brookwood Baptist Health Celebrates National Nurses Week 2021

May 6, 2021

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. – Brookwood Baptist Health is proud to honor our nurses during National Nurses Week, which kicks off today and runs through May 12. This annual celebration recognizes the critical role nurses perform in our hospitals and for our community, and this year’s celebration is particularly meaningful as it commemorates just how indispensable our nurses have been during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are grateful to all our nurses and humbled by the hard work they perform every day,” said Brookwood Baptist Health CEO, Tim Puthoff. “Nursing is one of the most rewarding careers, but also one of the most challenging. This week is about paying tribute to nurses and the daily impact they have on our patients’ lives.”

Our nurses have many roles – staff nurse, nursing leader, educator, infection preventionist, nurse practitioner and more, and they serve these roles with a passion for the profession and a strong commitment to patient safety.

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually to coincide with the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Like Florence Nightingale, our nurses have served with passion and dedication, fighting for their patients against a pandemic that has waxed and waned now for well over a year. Today, as Florence Nightingale did in her time, our nurses represent a profession of advocacy and strength and are respected for their professionalism and devotion to their patients, their families and for each other.

Across the Brookwood Baptist Health System, hospitals are celebrating our healthcare heroes by hosting events and providing promotions throughout the week, including sweet treats, breakfast, special gifts, prize drawings and more.



For your compassion, resiliency, hope and humanity.

Nurses Week | May 6-12

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