National Nurses Week recognized in Ascension Parish
Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa has proclaimed May 6 to May 12, 2016 as National Nurses Week in Ascension Parish.
Matassa presented the proclamation to healthcare professionals from St. Elizabeth Hospital attending the May 5 Parish Council meeting in Donaldsonville. Yvonne Pellerin, vice president of Patient Care at St. Elizabeth Hospital, said this year’s theme is The Culture of Safety, It Begins With You.
“I think it’s particularly relevant with the things that we are hearing nationally, especially as we try to protect our healthcare workers,” Pellerin said. “Ascension Parish nurses, while privileged to serve and provide care in our community, they need to do it in a safe manner.”
Pellerin said St. Elizabeth partners with the Gonzales Police Department and the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office to provide for a safe work environment for their patients and healthcare workers.