Happy National Nurses Week!

May 12, 2016 Caroline Lilly

As May 6-12 marks #NationalNursesWeek, join us in celebrating this occasion with hospitals and healthcare organizations around the country to honor one of the largest segments of the U.S. workforce – Nurses.

When it comes to improving care, nurses are often unsung heroes. Consistently ranked one of the most trusted healthcare professionals, nurses spend more time with patients than any other healthcare provider.

During National Nurses Week, we recognize nurses for their unwavering compassion and continuous dedication to providing the best possible care. These individuals give their heart and soul to caring for patients, and its that commitment and hard work that makes a positive difference in the lives of patients, families and communities.

In honor of National Nurses Week, we asked some of our very own Premier staff to share why they became a nurse.

nurse_flynn[1] “I chose a career in nursing because I knew I wanted to continue helping people in need and realized nursing offered many different opportunities to do that in a meaningful way.”

Thom Flynn, MSN, RN, CWCN, CSSB

Principal, Premier Performance Partners 

nurse_courtney  “In this diverse and dynamic healthcare environment, nurses continually have the opportunity to provide and foster compassionate and collaborative care delivery for patients and their families. Nurses have an amazing position to drive forward safe, effective and efficient healthcare transformation. Serving as a nurse has been one of the greatest privileges and blessings in my life.”

Courtney Kaylor, DNP, RN, MHA, CEN, Alumnus CCRN

Senior Performance Partner, QUEST

nurse_gina  “Nursing gave me the opportunity to collaborate with other healthcare professionals to provide patients with the best care possible.”

Gina Pugliese, RN, MS, FSHEA

Vice president, Premier Safety Institute 

nurse_dawn “Nursing is such an inspiring and rewarding profession. You are able to help and care for people in difficult times, often when they are most vulnerable. It’s an amazing feeling knowing that you are making a real impact in the lives of patients.” 

Dawn Terry, RN

Principal, Premier Performance Partners

nurse_sharon “There was never a time in my life that I did not want to be a nurse.”

Sharon Roberts, RN, BSN

Clinical Director, Nursing Services, Supply Chain Services


To all of the nurses out there, we thank you and salute you for your continued devotion to caring for others.


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Caroline Lilly

Caroline Lilly

I’m a Content/Social Producer from North Carolina who writes, edits and creates meaningful content. When I’m not working, you’ll find me spending time with my amazing family or out on Lake Norman soaking up the sun. Connect with me on LinkedIn.


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