Nurses Week 2020

Houston Hospice ‘s  Our Nurses


National Nurses Week starts with National Nurses Day on May 6, 2020 and concludes on May 12, 2020 with International Nurses Day, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who is credited with founding modern nursing. The week-long celebration has been established as a recognized, annual event for appreciating health care workers, but you already knew this long-established, nursing-history fact. I bet you didn’t know that nurses make up over 50% of the global healthcare workforce, and on January 31, 2019, the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) endorsed a call for 2020 to be officially recognized as the ‘Year of the Nurse and Midwife’. Finally, a whole year dedicated to nurses, and it’s about time. Wouldn’t you say?

Presenting! WHO International Year of the Nurse and Midwife


Today’s modern nurses are Frontline Heroes, from all walks of life, and with more strength and courage than you can shake a stethoscope at.  “Houston Hospice places tremendous value in our nursing team,” says Jim Faucett, President and CEO, Houston Hospice. “Our highly skilled RN’s, LVN’s, and Nurse’s Aides epitomize hospice care excellence and are the cornerstone of Houston Hospice. Without them, we would not be able to provide the team-oriented, medical care that our patients deserve. For their faithful compassion and commitment to the needs of our patients and their families, I want to extend my deep appreciation and a Thank You to our entire Nursing Team,” continued Jim.

People of TMC

The Texas Medical Center interviewed our very own, Gabrielle Staten, RN, BSN, associate patient care manager, IPU. “We’ve been able to allow family members to visit their dying loved one when hospitals couldn’t,” stated Gabrielle. Click here to read the entire piece, highlighted on the TMC website.

Employee Committee Lights the Way

In addition, The Houston Hospice Employee Committee voted to extend a small gift of appreciation for the Nursing Team, in honor of Nurses Week. Look for this “bright idea” to make its way to you soon. Special thanks:


Monica James, Chair
Nisha Davis, Vice Chair
Tammy Zwahr, Secretary 
Dan Danford
Frances Arriaga
Gabriel Oladimeji
Cyndi Perez
Kristal Scott
Camille Smith

Free Things for Nurses in Houston

Dunkin Donuts is offering Healthcare Workers a free coffee and donut on National Nurses Day, May 6. Click here for more information and to find a participating restaurant near you.

For more freebies, visit

Nurses  Rock

Nurses go above and beyond, every day, to help make patients safer and happier. It’s this passion, this calling to help others, that rises them above all others in patient care. They are on the frontlines, advocating for their patients. They listen with their heart, they devote themselves to the welfare of those committed to their care, and for this, we say Thank you!


nurses rock

Houston Hospice Nurses are

Are a warm smile,
A comforting voice,
A strong presence,
A gentle heart,
A light that shines in dark places



Nurses educate patients and families, act as a sounding board when making tough decisions, advocate for much needed care and wishes, provide emotional support, connect families to spiritual support, are there at the end, and an infinite number of acts of service in the name of patient advocacy.

They are superheroes, angels, a friend to laugh with and a shoulder to cry on.

Thank you for being there. Thank you for caring for our patients. Thank you for your warmth and kindness. Thank you for everything you do, every minute of every day.

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