Nurses honored during National Nurses Week

Published on May 05, 2021

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A testament to the dedicated work of Weld County Government’s nurses at the Department of Public Health and Environment (WCDPHE) was recognized this week in honor of National Nurses Week.

“Thank you and congratulations for a job well done,” said Weld County Board of Commissioners Chair Steve Moreno. “We thank you for the tremendous job you do for Weld County and its residents. It’s an honor to honor you.”

National Nurses Week is May 6-12, 2021, and was created in honor of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. Nurses around the country, 12 of whom work at the WCDPHE, continue to make remarkable contributions to the healthcare field, especially in the past year as the country and Weld County navigated the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nurses provide invaluable services and immeasurable dedication to ensure patients and family members alike receive the care and treatment needed to become healthy.

Mark Lawley, Director of WCDPHE, thanked the board for recognizing the nurses for going above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cynthia Horn, Weld County Public Health Chief Nursing Officer, went on to let the commissioners know how proud she is of the work each and every WCDPHE nurse does day in and day out to be the spine of the COVID-19 response.

“What an absolute pleasure it is to recognize the work that you do,” said Scott James, Commissioner Coordinator for WCDPHE. “Compassion is at the heart of what we all do here at Weld County, especially for our nurses. Thank you for keeping up the fight against COVID-19 and helping get vaccinations administered to our community as well as everything you do in your job otherwise. We greatly appreciate you.”

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