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National Nurses Week recognized in Gloucester County

National Nurses Week recognized in Gloucester County 

(Pitman, NJ) – The nurses from the Gloucester County Health Department were presented with a proclamation from Freeholder Jim Jefferson and the Gloucester County Freeholder Board on May 10, 2018 in recognition of National Nurses Week (May 6 through May 12).

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "Our Public Health Nurses deserve to be recognized for their dedication and efforts in caring for the citizens of our county."

The nation's largest health care profession is comprised of nearly 3.1 million Public Health Nurses that meet the different and emerging health care needs of the American population in a wide range of settings. Public Health Nurses take into consideration community involvement, social skills, and personal knowledge about populations along with a clinical understanding of the health and illnesses experienced by individuals and families.

Freeholder Jim Jefferson, liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services said, “Our Nurses provide health education, case management and preventive care to our residents who are members of vulnerable populations and high risk groups. Their hard work is what keeps our residents safe and healthy.”

Pictured: Gloucester County Nurses Michelle Harding, Liz Grant, Andrea Jones, Tara Skinner, Jill Chell, Dittymae Jankauskas