Hallmark Healthcare of Carlinville Honors Its Nursing and Facility
Staff for Providing High-Quality, Compassionate Care
Facility Events Celebrate Both “National Nurses Week”
and “National Skilled Nursing Care Week”
May 23, 2023
Hallmark Healthcare of Carlinville, the 44-bed skilled nursing facility
in Carlinville, Ill., honored its nurses during National Nurses Week for the vital roles they have played
during the past year in providing compassionate care to facility residents.
Then, the following week, all of the facility's staff were celebrated for delivering
high-quality care to hundreds of Illinois' seniors and individuals with disabilities
during National Skilled Nursing Care Week.
National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence
Nightingale's birthday. While nurses are appreciated throughout the year, this week
is designated for special events to mark the contributions they make to their
Right after National Nurses Week is the annual observance of National Skilled
Nursing Care Week, May 14 to May 20. Established in 1967 by the American Health Care
Association, the celebration week this year adopted the theme “Cultivating
Kindness,” recognizing the compassion provided at skilled nursing facilities when
improving health and strengthening human connections.
“Watching the countless acts of kindness that take place every day in our center, I
am both grateful and amazed by our staff, who seem to personify compassion as well
as competence,” said Suzi Robbins, CEO/administrator of Hallmark Healthcare of
Carlinville. “Not only is our skilled nursing care facility committed to providing a
high level of care for our residents at all times, but our staff is especially
sensitive to residents' need for one-on-one social connections.”
Hallmark marked the two, week-long celebrations with several special activities,
- A kickoff with donuts, with the theme, “We donut what we would do without you”
- Balloons and banners throughout the building, celebrating the nurses with a fun
- Goodie baskets showing the staff that the community also appreciates what they
- Lemonade shake ups and funnel cakes
- Keepsakes celebrating the hard-working staff
About National Nurses Week
To acknowledge the contributions of nurses and call attention to their working
conditions, the International Council of Nurses established May 12 as International
Nurses Day in 1974. The celebration was extended to a week a few years later, and
National Nurses Week was officially born in 1994. Sponsored and promoted by the
American Nurses Association, the week-long event highlights the crucial
contributions that nurses make to the community.
About National Skilled Nursing Care Week
National Skilled Nursing Care Week recognizes the essential role of skilled nursing
care centers in caring for America's elderly and disabled. The week-long observance
starts each year on Mother's Day and is celebrated through the following Saturday.
About Hallmark Healthcare of
Hallmark Healthcare of Carlinville is a 44-bed skilled nursing facility in
Carlinville, Ill., providing short-term rehabilitation, long-term skilled nursing
care, memory care, and respite care. The center is currently accepting new
admissions. For further information, please contact Sonnie Loschen at 217-851-0455
or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit
Hallmark Healthcare online at www.hallmark-hc.com.