Will this year’s Nurses Week be different? Yes. In previous years, in most organizations there were luncheons, special events, speakers, etc. Those type of activities will be difficult to have this year, since most hospitals are requiring nurses to work extra shifts and let’s be honest, their minds are somewhere else.
Being creative in planning ways to recognize nurses will be important, and more important this year than any year.
Join two nurse executives, Helen Poole, RN, BSN, MPH and Kimberly Nagy, MSN, RN, NEA-BC to hear their perspectives on strategies for caregiver recognition during these trying times.
Helen Poole, RN, BSN, MPH is a well-known expert in developing and implementing successful grateful patient engagement programs. Prior to joining Gobel Group, Helen was most recently the executive director of Grateful Patient Programs at Duke Medicine. She is a well-known speaker at AHP, AAMC and CASE conferences. Helen holds a BSN degree as well as the MPH in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Kimberly Nagy, MSN, RN, NEA-BC is an accomplished healthcare executive with a career spanning more than 35 years. Prior to becoming a healthcare consultant, Kimberly served as Executive Vice President of Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer of Northwest Community Healthcare, a 500+ bed, Magnet Designated®, Level II Trauma, Level III NICU, Acute Care Hospital in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Earlier in her career, Kimberly served as Vice President of Operations and Chief Nursing Executive Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital. Kimberly earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Nursing from Purdue University.