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3 Simple Ways to Celebrate Nurses Week

3 Simple Ways to Celebrate Nurses Week

May 05, 2020

Nurses Week is more important than ever this year. In honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the World Health Organization has declared 2020 the International Year of the Nurse. And with so many of our brave healthcare professionals working tirelessly due to the strain of COVID-19, we are especially thankful for the dedication and compassion nurses bring to our team at St. Luke’s Health.

If you’re looking for a few ways to show your thanks to a nurse in your life, try one of these simple ways to let them know how important they are!

Send a Little Kindness

Using our Send Kindness Card Generator, you can send a customizable card to someone you know at one of our hospitals, or even leave a message for an entire hospital staff! Take a moment to brighten their day, especially if you’ve received care or you know one of our talented employees.

Put Your Heart Into It

Send in a photo of yourself making “heart hands” or submit your favorite heart artwork to ShowUsYourHoustonHeart.org. You can also share your images and messages of encouragement on social media using the hashtag #ShowUsYourHoustonHeart. We’re collecting these images to show everyone working on the front lines how much we support the work they do to keep us healthy and strong!

Fastest Way to the Heart...

There’s lots of ways to help out during this time, but one thing that’s always appreciated is a good meal. One organization that’s helping both local restaurants and frontline workers is Feed The Front Line Houston, a new nonprofit organization that buys meals from local restaurants and has volunteers deliver them to workers in area hospitals. Also taking part in similar initiatives are Filipino restaurant Be More Pacific, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Starbucks, Sam’s Club, Tacos A Go Go, and more. Explore local restaurants’ offers to see if your business can help a nurse in our area!

Nursing is more than a career — it’s a calling. And in these unprecedented times, the nurses who are going into work each day and risking their health deserve every bit of respect we can give them. So whether it’s your sister, son, friend, or healthcare provider in this fierce line of work, take the time to tell them thank you this week. We are so proud of our St. Luke’s Health nursing family!