May 9, 2023
MCHD and Family Health observe National Nurses Week
MOBILE, Ala. — National Nurses Week is observed from May 6 to 12. At this time, we raise awareness of all nurse contributions and commitments and acknowledge the vital role nurses play in society.
“We are grateful for the nurses in our community and especially those caring for patients at Family Health and the Mobile County Health Department,” said Kelly Warren, Executive Director of Family Health, the primary care division of the Mobile County Health Department.
“They educate, encourage and care for our patients and their co-workers daily. We take this time to thank you for your dedication and commitment to caring for others.”
Denise Peele, the Director of Nursing, said special “Healthcare Hero” training is set for Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for all nurses on staff.
“Nurses Week is a special time to honor and thank our dedicated and amazing nurses and medical assistants who take such excellent care of our patients and community,” Ms. Peele said. “I am honored and very proud to lead this outstanding team. Our nurses and medical assistants are the heart of the agency, and they are true healthcare heroes.”
Nurses serving MCHD and Family Health include:
Registered Nurses — Angela Alexander, Yvonne Baynard, Darlene Bingham, Helen Bishop, Amanda Carter, Erin Coker, Lacey Crigler, Rebecca Dixon, Brittany Edmondson, Amos Ephriam, Christa Gamble, Barbara Gibbs, Deborah Gilmore, Jenny Gilmore, Annie Glover, Sandra Henley, Sonja Lamar, Patricia McCants, Gwendolyn Moore, Charlotte Peele, Krystle Pettway, Daniel Pocase, Annethaie Rogers, Melanie Snow, Jasmine Solo, Vanessa Stalling, Amanda Thomas, Pinkie Thomas, Malysa Williams, Jayne Wilson.
Licensed Practical Nurses — Darlene Burrell, Terri Cornelius, Sonja Crawford, Celeste Lindsey, Janice Morris, Ramona Oliver, Chronda Roberson, Hope Robinson, Genine Surgest, LaJoya Todd.
Medical Assistants – Jessica Averett, Nicole Brear, Ashley Brown, Dana Burroughs, Barrinisha Bush, Tienease Campbell, Celeste Dennis, Carlethaie Donley, Daedra Dunigan, Dominique Dunigan, LaKueldra Ely, Azi Gardner, Aisha Garmon, Doina Griga, Wakita Hall, Shakara Harris, Sade Hill, Cristina Irby, Ivory Irons, Adriene Irvin, Ma’Quala Johnson, Timberly Jones, Antoinisha Knight, Jacqueline Lewis, Constance Malone, Emalee Malone, Lakesha McCulland, Tramaine Mitchell, Amaney Nassar, Ngoc-Anh Ngo, KeAsia Pickens, Kiera Powe, Tanjanekia Powe, MyTiana Pugh, Tonya Rice, Yukalandis Roberson, Jakeya Roberts, Maliyah Taylor, Melissa Thompson, Tywanda Varner, Brianna Walker, Amanda Ward, Triona Watts, Tacara White, Jerrica Wiley, Tovah Williams-Braziel.
National Nurses Week ends on May 12, which is the birthday of Florence Nightingale (May 12, 1820 – August 13, 1910). Ms. Nightingale was a celebrated social reformer, statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. The English native became well-known while taking care of the wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. Nightingale was dubbed “The Lady with the Lamp” because of her habit of making rounds at night.