News & Notes: Monarch Celebrates Nurses Week
During National Nurses Week and throughout the year, Monarch is proud to celebrate the role our nurses play in delivering the highest level of quality care to the people we support. This year’s National Nurses Week 2015 theme is "Ethical Practice. Quality Care." and highlights commitment, compassion and care nurses display in their practice and profession.
The American Nurses Association (ANA) started celebrating National Nurses Week in 1954 as a way to celebrate nurses’ contributions to delivering the highest level of quality care to their patients.
Monarch depends on its nurses statewide to support quality care in our homes, Facility Based Crisis Centers, Behavioral Health Urgent Care Centers, Transitional Care Team, Assertive Community Treatment Teams, Outpatient Services, and administration.
To acknowledgement the growing importance of nursing within the organization, Monarch established the Vice President of Nursing position and has recently welcomed Lori Skinner-Campbell, RN, BSN, MSN, MBA into that role. Over the coming weeks and months, she will help develop more nursing protocols as we care for a more and more complex population of people across our programs.
“As we conclude a week of celebration for our nurses. I would like to salute Monarch nurses for their dedication to serving and advocating for people we support. Whether you are in the behavioral health offices or community based it is important that we honor and recognize all of our nurses 365 days of the year," Skinner-Campbell said.
She also noted that Monarch nurses work collaboratively with other health professionals to help define what health care is today and what it will be in the future. "On behalf of Monarch I would like to thank each and every one of you for your dedication, commitment and service to the persons that we support and for the life changing impact you have on their lives each and every day.”