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UMC honoring nurses for National Nurses Week
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

University Medical Center (UMC) will give special attention to the men and women who have dedicated their lives to healing others during National Nurses Week.

Annually, National Nurses Week begins on May 6 — also known as National Nurses Day — and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of modern nursing.

The theme for this year’s National Nurses Week is “Delivering Quality & Innovation in Patient Care,” which was designated by the American Nurses Association. 

Continually at the bedside, nurses make their patients’ well-being a priority and regularly develop innovative solutions to enhance care. 

Their ongoing commitment to quality is what moves health care forward — what often begins as a solution for one patient, becomes an advancement that benefits countless others.

“Nurses play an essential role in enhancing patient care, increasing access, coordinating care and reducing health care costs,” said Denise Sikes, Chief Nursing Executive. “They are at the forefront of innovation every day, and they deserve special recognition. We want them to know how much we value their hard work and commitment to superior patient care — honoring them is what this week is all about.”

 “All of us at University Medical Center want to thank our outstanding nurses who work tirelessly to ensure the health and welfare of our patients,” said Matt Caldwell, University Medical Center Chief Executive Officer. “We’d like to thank them for their professionalism, their commitment to the highest standards, and their undying dedication to those they serve.”

About University Medical Center

University Medical Center is a 245-bed, two-campus acute health care facility with over 230 physicians on staff. 

The hospital has approximately 800 full and part-time employees and is the sole provider of health care service in Wilson County, Tennessee.  

University Medical Center is the first hospital in the Tennessee to feature the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System.  

The hospital provides 24-hour emergency services, inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services along with intensive care and telemetry services. 

Our Diagnostic Imaging services include basic radiography, digital fluoroscopy, MRI, CT, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and mammography.  

University Medical Center’s Rehabilitation services include an inpatient rehabilitation unit as well as outpatient, physical, occupational, speech, and respiratory therapies.  

Specialties include: Orthopedics - featuring RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic Surgery, Cardiology – Accredited Chest Pain Center, Neurology, General and Bariatric Surgery, Psychiatry, ENT, Urology, and Women’s and Children’s service lines.  

University Medical Center is proud to be owned and operated by Health Management Associates, Inc. of Naples, Florida.

In 2009, construction was completed on the $26 million, four-story patient tower that offers 60 new private patient rooms.  

The 77,000 square foot facility provides state of the art health care for Wilson County. 

The multi-specialty Surgery Center opened in February 2011.