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.
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.