15 Resident Nurses Honored at St. John’s Home
Fifteen retired nurses and CNAs were honored in a reception during National Nurses Week 2022. Best put in the words of St. John’s Home Assistant Director of Nursing Julie Wood, “once a nurse, always a nurse.”
As part of the celebration, resident nurses were treated to cake, a card that depicted a water-colored nursing outfit with the words “Thank You” and signed by the staff, and pins of choice with varying messages about being a nurse such as “Nurses Rock!”
Residents were grateful to be honored and a few tears were shed by the surprise. Staff nurses, Wood, and St. John’s Home Director of Nursing Diane Bogaczyk, personally greeted each resident guest and spent time talking with them about their careers and what they liked best about being a nurse. In one funny, but genuine exchange, a resident recalled that “there were days I wanted to pull my hair out.”
A special connection at the reception was when current nurse Teri Abrams, a clinical coordinator at St. John’s, came down to the reception with a resident who used to be a co-worker of hers at Kirkhaven Nursing Home.
There are many dedicated nurses both currently working and retired among our residents and staff at St. John’s Home. St. John’s is always looking for dedicated professionals to join our team. Learn more here.
To view a photo gallery of the images from the Honoring St. John’s Home Resident Nurses 2022 album on Flickr, click here.