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TWIG Honors All the Nurses May 9 at INOVA Alexandria Hospital for National Nurses Week

The Twig, Junior Auxiliary of Inova Alexandria Hospital giving back for National Nurses Week.

In celebration of National Nurses Week The Twig, Junior Auxiliary of Inova Alexandria Hospital presented 19 bouquets of beautiful flowers to every Nurses Station at Inova Alexandria Hospital on May 9.

Twig Hospital Liaison Carol Skiba coordinated the effort to show gratitude to the nurses  honoring their dedication to excellent nursing care.  Sustaining Twig member Kathleen Kelleher, along with a floral team, designed and created each arrangement. Pamela Rinn, Twig President, led the team of 22 Twigs to present the bouquets to the nursing staff.

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. It features a host of events across the U.S. to honor nurses for the work they do, and educate the public about nurses’ role in health care.

About Twig

The Twig, the Junior Auxiliary of Inova Alexandria Hospital, is an organization of women dedicated to providing financial aid, volunteer service and support to Inova Alexandria Hospital. Since its founding in 1933, The Twig has donated over $3.8 million dollars to the hospital for a variety of projects including a current $1 million pledge for renovating the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) with infrastructure upgrades, state-of-the-art clinical space, private patient rooms and dedicated space for families, patients and caregivers. Every year since 2008, a $5,000 – $10,000 Nursing Scholarship has been awarded to a member of the Inova Alexandria Hospital staff who is committed to advancement in a nursing career.

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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