Happy National Nurses Week!
This is not how we initially believed we would celebrate this special week. Especially this year, we look forward to celebrating our nurses. Appropriately, the World Health Organization named 2020 the Year of the Nurse!
While we are not celebrating with our typical in-person activities, we wanted to kickoff National Nurses Week by recognizing our 3,025 nurses system-wide. Fortunately, now we have the opportunity to celebrate our amazing, hardworking nursing heroes more than once!
In just the last six months, our nurses have experienced all the changes that come with a business transition and now the challenges of a pandemic. We know how gratifying nursing is, but we also know the pressures that affect those in our profession. One element of this moment in time has been the immense appreciation nurses and health care workers are receiving from our community. It has been refreshing to see the elevation of our profession, and we hope these moments of gratitude and displays of kindness brings you relief after a long day.
For those of you on the frontlines of health care at UofL Health, thank you. You have truly shown our organization and our community what the Power of U means. Because of you we are a stronger, more powerful health care system. We love and appreciate our nurses and can’t wait to celebrate you in person later this year!
Stay healthy and safe,
|Annessa Baker MA, BSN, RN, NE-BC
Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer
|Pamela Akins, MBA, BSN, RN
Chief Nursing Officer
Mary & Elizabeth Hospital
|Aundrea Lewis, MBA, RN, NE-BC
Vice President Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer
|Shari Kretzschmer, MBA, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Vice President, Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer
UofL Hospital, Brown Cancer Center, Jewish Hospital, Frazier Rehabilitation Institute
|Cindy Lucchese, MBA, BSN, RN
Chief Nurse Executive
|Tracy Hurst, RN, MSN
Director of Rehab Nursing
Frazier Rehab Institute
|Dorie Shelburne MSBC, BSN, RN
VP Operations/Chief Nursing Officer
Medical Centers East, South, Southwest, and Northeast