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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.

Celebrating National Nurses 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 community.

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, including:

  • 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 flair
  • Goodie baskets showing the staff that the community also appreciates what they do
  • 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 Carlinville 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 sloschen@cresthcc.com, or visit Hallmark Healthcare online at www.hallmark-hc.com.