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Perioperative Nurse Week Celebrated Through Letters to the Editor

Publish Date: 11/23/2011

Thank you to everyone who participated in Perioperative Nurse Week by sending letters to their editor!  787 letters were sent by 216 of our members. Letters were printed in:

San Luis Obispo in California
Vail Daily in Colorado
Journal Inquirer in Connecticut
The Fort Gordon Signal in Georgia
Town-Crier in Florida
Cumberland Times News in Maryland
The Independent in Nebraska
Springville Journal and North Country Now in New York
Delaware County Daily Times in Pennsylvania
The Charleston Gazette in West Virginia

In addition to letters to the editor, Perioperative Nurse Week was celebrated in other ways around the country. Chapter 2601, Greater Kansas City Area,  celebrated by inviting the community to view educational displays on the role of perioperative nurses, which was covered in an article in Kansas City Nursing News. Rose Memorial Hospital in New York gave free guided tours. The Pend Oreille Surgery Center in Idaho created an ad in recognition of their perioperative nurses and had it published in the local newspaper. Tanner Health System in Georgia, Henry County Medical Center in Tennessee, and All Children’s Hospital in Florida published articles on Perioperative Nurse Week on their websites.  Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii wrote an article on Perioperative Nurse Week and published it in their newsletter. Congratulations to all perioperative nurses for providing safe patient care not only during Perioperative Nurse Week, but every week.

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