Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc. Announces Annual Thank a Nurse Campaign
West Palm Beach, FL (April 17, 2017)—Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc. has announced the launch of the fourth annual Thank a Nurse campaign, a series of events designed to recognize the tireless efforts of Palm Beach County’s nurses. The 2017 Thank a Nurse campaign will include two events, a write-in contest and a six-week television, radio, print and social media campaign saluting Palm Beach County’s nurses. Thank a Nurse is generously sponsored by Tenet Health and VITAS Healthcare and coincides with National Nurses Week, May 6-12.
During the Thank a Nurse campaign, residents are encouraged to share a story about their nurse-hero at ThankANurseToday.com, which is sponsored by the Palm Beach Post. Story submissions are open until April 24 and the winning nurse will receive a stay at The Breakers Palm Beach.
KEY CAMPAIGN EVENTS
Thursday, May 4, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. area nurses are invited to celebrate National Nurses Week at a free “Nurses Night Out” on Thursday, May 4th at Downtown at the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens. The event will include games, giveaways, live music, food and raffle prizes.
Thursday, May 11, from 6-8 pm: The fourth annual Heart of Gold Reception: A Celebration Honoring Palm Beach County’s Nurses will be held at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach. The event will honor the extraordinary work of local nurses and recognize the county’s “Nurses of the Year.” Heart of Gold sponsors include TrustBridge, E.M. Lynn Foundation, Keiser University, Florida Atlantic University, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Manor Care and Harris Legal Nurse Consulting, Inc. The event will include a photo booth, open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and music. Early bird tickets are $35 until May 5th.
Over the past 15 years, Palm Healthcare Foundation has donated more than $10 million to nursing initiatives designed to advance the field of nursing.
This funding has supported nurses earning specialty certifications, attending leadership classes, and providing additional educational opportunities for nurses wanting to become administrators. The foundation has hosted nursing conferences with national speakers and paid for nurses to attend workshops across the state. More than $2.8 million in nursing scholarships has been granted to more than 1,000 nursing students for advanced education – so that Palm Beach County residents will have quality nursing care when they most need it. Currently, there is a growing nursing shortage.
To expand the delivery of health services to residents who need it most, Palm Healthcare Foundation recently began an innovative program called the Volunteer Nurse Corps. In a grant to Palm Beach Atlantic University, the foundation supports a volunteer nurse corps that uses retired, volunteer and student nurses to help administer community care and home visits.
About Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc. Founded in 2001, Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc. is known for solving critical healthcare issues through creative community-wide collaboration. The foundation’s “Healthier Together” initiative strives to improve the quality of life in targeted neighborhoods.
The foundation is committed to finding ways for inspired giving and thoughtful funding to generate lasting change. It has invested more than $70 million to support more than 100 organizations. For more information about Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc., visit www.palmhealthcare.org or call (561) 833-6333.
CONTACT: Debbie Abrams