Tripler celebrates National Nurses Week

| May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle (left), Commanding General of Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) and Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) stands with Col. Jennifer Bedick (right), Regional Nurse Executive for PRMC and Deputy Commander for Nursing at TAMC cut the ceremonial ribbon at the TAMC National Nurses Week kickoff event, May 6. National Nurses Week is an annual celebration where nurses from all fields are recognized for their outstanding contributions to medicine. (Photo by Capt. Joshua Gscheidmeier)

Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle (left), Commanding General of Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) and Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) stands with Col. Jennifer Bedick (right), Regional Nurse Executive for PRMC and Deputy Commander for Nursing at TAMC cut the ceremonial ribbon at the TAMC National Nurses Week kickoff event, May 6. National Nurses Week is an annual celebration where nurses from all fields are recognized for their outstanding contributions to medicine. (Photo by Capt. Joshua Gscheidmeier)

Capt. Joshua Gscheidmeier, Pacific Regional Medical Command

HONOLULU — Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) celebrates National Nurses Week, an annual weeklong celebration from May 6 to 12, where the hard work and dedication of all nursing professionals are honored.

Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, Commanding General for Pacific Regional Medical Command and TAMC, kicked off the celebration with a ribbon cutting and provided some words of appreciation for all attending.

“From the bottom of the collective hearts of the Tripler ohana and the Pacific Region, I want to thank you for what you do and encourage you to keep doing it. Because of the diversity and all the contributions you make to Army Medicine, we extend that (celebration) to the whole week.”

This year’s theme, “Nurses: Leading the Way,” recognized nurses in all their leadership roles from boardroom to bedside, private practice to Army medical centers.

2nd Lt. Nathan Cox, Staff Nurse in Medical Telemetry, is just one of the many nurses at TAMC who say they appreciate the recognition and feel fortunate to work in a role that ties directly into the Army Core Values.

“Selfless Service encompasses (definitive healing) by sustaining the fighting force, their families and retirees,” said Cox.

In honor of all nursing personnel, TAMC will hold numerous events such as a night shift pizza party, fun run and walk, scavenger hunts, various continuing education and case studies and ending with an ice cream social.

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