Sunrise Skilled Nursing & Rehab Honors Its Nursing and Facility
Staff for Providing High-Quality, Compassionate Care
Facility Events Celebrate Both “National Nurses Week”
and “National Skilled Nursing Care Week”
May 22, 2023
Sunrise Skilled Nursing & Rehab, in Virden, Ill. has honored its nurses during National Nurses Week for
the vital roles they have played during the past year in providing compassionate
care to facility residents.
Then, the following week, all of the facility's staff were celebrated for
delivering high-quality care to hundreds of Illinois' seniors and individuals
with disabilities during National Skilled Nursing Care Week.
National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence
While nurses are appreciated throughout the year, this week is designated for
to mark the contributions they make to their community.
Right after National Nurses Week is the annual observance of National Skilled
Nursing Care Week,
May 14 to May 20. Established in 1967 by the American Health Care Association, the
this year has adopted the theme “Cultivating Kindness,” recognizing the compassion
skilled nursing facilities when improving health and strengthening human
“Watching the countless acts of kindness that take place every day in our center,
I am both grateful and amazed by our staff, who seem to personify compassion as
well as competence,” said Patty Barnes, CEO/administrator of Sunrise. “Not only is
our skilled nursing care facility committed to providing a high level of care
for our residents at all times, but our staff is especially sensitive to residents'
need for one-on-one social connections.”
Sunrise Skilled Nursing & Rehab marked the two, week-long celebrations with several
special activities, including:
- Gifting each nurse a small bouquet of roses to remind them they are loved by the
residents and their coworkers
- Special Sunrise keepsakes including hot/cold packs, pens, note pads, and shot
- Customized cups with their name on them and special drinks inside.
- Special lunches to recognize their hard work
- Ads in local media letting the community know how much the facility appreciates
“We show appreciation for our nursing staff and facility colleagues every day but
especially during nurses
and skilled nursing care weeks,” Williams added. “They are a huge part of our
lives and vital pieces of our building.”
About National Nurses Week
To acknowledge the contributions of nurses and call attention to their working
conditions, the International Council of Nurses established May 12 as International
Nurses Day in 1974. The celebration was extended to a week a few years later, and
National Nurses Week was officially born in 1994. Sponsored and promoted by the
American Nurses Association, the week-long event highlights the crucial
contributions that nurses make to the community.
About National Skilled Nursing Care Week
National Skilled Nursing Care Week recognizes the essential role of skilled nursing
care centers in caring for America's elderly and disabled. The week-long observance
starts each year on Mother's Day and is celebrated through the following Saturday.
About Sunrise Skilled Nursing
Sunrise Skilled Nursing & Rehab is an 85-bed skilled nursing facility in Virden,
providing long-term care, short-term care, rehabilitation, occupational therapy,
rehab-to-home, speech therapy, hospice care, respite care, and a secure memory care
The center is currently accepting new admissions for short-term rehabilitation and
For further information, please contact Sonnie Loschen at 217-851-0455
or by email at email@example.com.
Please visit our website and take a virtual tour at www.sunrise-snr.com.