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The month of May is filled with celebrations surrounding health care. National Nurses Week, to honor nursing professionals and all they do, will take place May 6-12. National Hospital Week, celebrating health care history, technology and the dedicated professionals that make our facilities beacons of confidence and care, will take place May 5-10.

MUSC will host a variety of special events and activities for staff over the course of the next week to celebrate Nurses Week and Hospital Week.  

MUSC medical center night staff enjoyed treats at last year’s Hospital Week ice cream social. This year’s event will take place at 10:30 p.m. on May 9.

See the calendar of events below.

Nurses Week (May 6-11)

Monday, May 6

  • Nurse of the Year ceremony and reception, 9 until 10 a.m., St. Luke’s Chapel
  • Food truck rodeo, 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., MUSC Horseshoe

Tuesday, May 7

  • Bubbies Bakery, 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., Children’s Hospital lobby
  • Healing Touch, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Ashley River Tower atrium
  • Nurses Craft Fair, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., ART atrium
  • Poster presentation, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. CH lobby
  • Photo booth, 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., CH lobby

Wednesday, May 8

  • Chair massages, 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., CH lobby
  • Education and Professional Organization Day, 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. CH lobby
  • Question and answer panel, 1 until 2 p.m., Storm Eye Institute auditorium
  • Chair massages, 2 until 4 p.m., ART atrium

Thursday, May 9

  • Bubbies Bakery, 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., ART atrium
  • Nurses Craft Fair, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., CH lobby
  • Poster presentation, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., ART atrium
  • ANA “Innovation in Nursing Practice” webinar, 1 until 2 p.m., location TBA
  • Nurses Night at the RiverDogs/Thirsty Thursday, 7:05 p.m., RiverDogs Stadium $5 upper reserve tickets available for nurses only, online password: scrubs13

Friday, May 10

  • Closing celebration with pizza and cake, 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., Hollings Cancer Center remembrance garden
  • Caring for the Caregiver presentation by Jim McClure, noon until 1 p.m.,
    Baruch auditorium on Calhoun Street, snacks and gifts from Hospice Care of S.C.
  • Night shift pizza party, 6:30 until 7 p.m., ART and university hospital lobbies

Saturday, May 11

  • Chair massages, 12:30 until 2:30 p.m., CH lobby

Fun Fact: The celebration of National Nurses Week runs until May 12 each year. That date was chosen because it is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

Hospital Week (May 3-10)

Friday, May 3

  • Hospital Week kickoff with food trucks, vendors, games and raffles, 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., MUSC Horseshoe

Monday, May 6

  • Fruit and muffins available, 6 until 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 until 3:30 p.m.
  • Deadline for unit poster contest
  • Voting for daily trivia and photo contest begins

Tuesday, May 7

  • Sweet and Savory registration
  • Voting for daily trivia and photo contest continues

Wednesday, May 8

  • Sweet and Savory contest, 2W classroom; judging begins at 3 p.m.
  • Unit poster contest judging 
  • Vendors will be on campus from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
  • Voting for daily trivia and photo contest continues

Thursday, May 9

  • Voting for daily trivia and photo contest continues
  • Unit poster contest winner will be announced
  • Ice cream social for night staff, 10:30 p.m. until midnight

Friday, May 10

  • Winners announced for online photo contest
  • Vendors will be on campus, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
  • MUSC Family Night at the RiverDogs, game starts at 7:05 p.m., fireworks to follow

Fun Fact: The celebration of National Hospital Week began in 1921 when a magazine editor suggested that more information about hospitals might alleviate public fears about the“shrouded” institutions of the day.

May 1, 2013
 
 
 

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