Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America's 3.1 million registered nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals. This year to pay special tribute to our nurses, Porter Health Care System will present a Candlelight Vigil on the front lawn of Porter Regional Hospital at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 6 – in honor of the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession.
During the ceremony, the Nurses Week proclamation will be read by Jan Dick, the president of the Valparaiso City Council.
Porter's nursing community wishes to invite all area nursing schools' practicum students to participate in the moving tribute.
Porter Health Care System has two hospital campuses and seven outpatient facilities serving Porter, Lake, LaPorte, Starke, Newton and Jasper counties. With more than 350 physicians representing 50 medical specialties on the medical staff, Porter Health Care System is committed to medical excellence and personalized, patient-centered care.