San Diego, California (NAPSI) - As anyone who has had a serious medical condition can tell you, there is usually a nurse who was his or her hero.
That’s because it’s often up to nurses to make sure that the right procedure or medication is delivered in a timely and compassionate manner.
To recognize the heroic contribution that nurses make, Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, has established the H.E.R.O. (Heal, Educate, Reach, Overcome) Nurse Service Award. The first presentation of the award took place at the 60th Annual Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Congress in San Diego, Calif.
According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, there are 3.1 million registered nurses in America. They are the primary providers of hospital patient care and deliver most of the nation’s long-term care, yet much of their work goes unrecognized.
“The H.E.R.O. Nurse Service Award is our way to show appreciation for our nation’s nurses and acknowledge their tireless contribution as caregivers, patient advocates, researchers and teachers,” says Anthony Lopez, President & General Manager of Ansell’s Medical Solutions GBU.
The public is encouraged to nominate their nurse heroes online at www.ansellhealthcare.com/facebook from March 4 to May 26. On May 27, voting will begin and will continue until June 30, 2013. The top 10 nominees with the most votes will receive the H.E.R.O. Nurse Service Award.
The official rules are at www.ansellhealthcare.com/facebook.