It’s National Nurses Week, a time to recognize the invaluable work American Red Cross nurses contribute to our organization, to their communities and to the country.
This is a time of celebration and gratitude,” said Linda MacIntyre, chief nurse for the American Red Cross. “I am deeply grateful for Red Cross Nurses. You are smart, compassionate and effective, whether serving in a leadership or support role. For the twentieth year in a row, nurses topped the Gallop Poll in 2022. Your trust is earned in part because of your advocacy for those you serve. The person, family or community you serve is central. You use your expertise to promote health and well-being, to mitigate suffering, to be present with individuals who face death, and those they leave behind. Compassionate action is powerful.”
“As we celebrate nurses, we acknowledge that we do not work alone. Our families, friends and the complex networks that underpin our work contribute to our successes,” MacIntyre continued.
The Red Cross Health Professional Community consists of nurses, other health professionals and champions for well-being. As this community grows, the capacity to deliver the Red Cross humanitarian mission increases. The past two years left a wake of suffering and yet inspired innovation and extraordinary acts of compassion. Please share this link to become a volunteer with your family, friends and colleagues so that we can mitigate suffering and bring hope and healing.
If you are not a member of the Red Cross Health Professional Community, I invite you to join by applying to volunteer. You will join a community of extraordinary humanitarians and will likely forge lifelong friendships. For questions, please contact RedCrossNurse@redcross.org.
Happy Nurses Week! We thank you for your amazing service.