Riverside salutes ‘Nursing Week’

Press Release

Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. is celebrating May 6-12 as Nursing Week, which coincides with Florence Nightingale’s birthday on May 12, 1820.
“La Verendrye Hospital, Emo Health Centre, Rainy River Health Centre, and Rainycrest Long-Term Care and our community programs are exceptionally fortunate to have so many dedicated full-time, part-time, and casual registered nursing staff,” said Riverside board chair Michelle Marinaro.
“Their professionalism, kindness, and unwavering commitment to putting patients first touches so many lives every day in a profound and memorable way,” she added.
“Our patients always come first,” stressed Allan Katz, Riverside’s new president and CEO.
“In the very short time that I have been here, I have been incredibly impressed with the depth of knowledge, skills, commitment, and progressive expertise that the nurses possess across the organization.”
“It is important that we recognize the year-round dedication and achievements of our registered nurses and registered practical nurses, and of their many contributions to the health and well-being of the residents across the Rainy River District,” echoed Lori Maki, executive vice-president and chief nursing executive for Riverside.
“We continue to strive towards establishing excellence in health care and on improving patient and resident experience,” she noted.
“We value and promote ongoing education and continuous learning opportunities, and pride ourselves in maintaining skill levels and competencies to ensure that we are providing the best possible care,” Maki added.
Riverside is committed to improving the quality nursing environment, and involving our nurses in decision-making and improvement initiatives.
Riverside thanks our entire nursing staff for their compassion and contribution towards making nursing a truly unique profession.