As healthcare in rural areas change, nurses at Granite Falls Municipal Hospital and Manor take pride in general nursing and additional specialty training they have learned on the job and in classes. Patty Massmann, Director of Nurses, said, “Most of the nursing staff has advanced subject knowledge in Obstetrics, Emergency Room, Operating Room, Critical Care, Medical Surgery, End of Life Care, Long Term Care, Home Care and many others.”
National Nurses Day, is always celebrated on May 6th and opens National Nurses Week which ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. National Nurse’s Day began as a way to honor nurses who dedicate themselves to caring for others. In 1974, President Richard Nixon proclaimed a “National Nurse Week,” one of the nation’s largest health care events, recognizing the contributions and commitments nurses make and educating the public about the significant work they perform.
Granite Falls Municipal Hospital and Manor is recognizing its skilled staff with special food treats, balloon decorations and more during this important time to demonstrate appreciation of the 24/7 dedication and commitment made to our community, starting this week with Nurse’s Day, May 6. “The flexibility to provide general comfort and specialty nursing training makes the nursing staff at GFMHM exceptional.”