Celebrate Nurses at MedStar and MHRI

Celebrate Nursing Week with image of female nurse sitting next to female patient looking at binder in their lap

At MedStar Health Research Institute, we recognize our nurses’ contributions as valued and respected members of the research team. They truly focus on the participants in our research as the whole person. This approach, which is the basis of nursing practice, improves the research experience and ensures quality outcomes.

The American Nurses Association has designated 2017 as the "Year of the Healthy Nurse." It’s all about celebrating nurses like you who lead the charge for health and wellness. From May 6 to 12, we celebrate and thank nurses throughout our system for their commitment to patient and associate care and wellness. May 12 is celebrated as “International Nurse Day”, as designated by the International Council of Nurses in 1974. May 12 is the birthday of Florence Nightingale who is commonly referred to as the founder of modern nursing.

Joan K. Bardsley, MBA, RN, assistant vice president at MHRI, serves as MHRI’s representative to MedStar’s Chief Nursing Council and the Nursing Research Council. Ms. Bardsley says, “I am constantly reminded of, and proud of, the unique perspective that nurses bring our research teams. They truly put patients first and exemplify relationship-based care.”

During this year’s Nurses Week, please be sure to recognize and thank the nurses with whom you work. They are critical in helping provide the best care and dedication to advancing health.