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Join Atrium Health Navicent in Thanking Nurses During National Nurses Week

The community is invited to join Atrium Health Navicent in recognizing National Nurses Week by thanking the health care system’s nearly 1,600 nurses for their tireless dedication and the exceptional patient care they provide every day.

National Nurses Week is held annually, beginning on May 6 (RN Recognition Day) and ending on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who is recognized as the founder of the modern nursing profession. Nursing comprises the nation’s largest health care profession. The American Nurses Association selected this year’s theme, “You Make a Difference,” to honor varying nursing roles as well as the positive impact the nation’s 4.4 million nurses have on everyone's lives.

“Despite the many changes in the job of a nurse since the days of Florence Nightingale, their role in providing health care remains vital,” said Atrium Health Navicent Chief Nursing Executive Tracey Blalock. “We thank all of our nurses for their tireless dedication and everyday commitment to ensuring every patient receives high quality care. I encourage everyone to take this week as an opportunity to thank the nurses in their life – whether it’s a family member, a caregiver, a coworker or just a stranger in the grocery check-out line. Everyone has a nurse to thank!”

In recognition of the ongoing need for nurses, Atrium Health Navicent has partnered with local schools to create a career pipeline of trained nurses by providing tuition assistance and part-time employment to assist individuals pursuing nursing careers. For additional information about nursing careers at Atrium Health Navicent, visit

In 2020, the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program awarded Atrium Health Navicent with its fourth Magnet designation, placing the facility in an elite group. Only 3 percent of all U.S. hospitals have received four or more Magnet designations, including four in Georgia.

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent is the leading provider of health care in central and south Georgia and is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Atrium Health Navicent is part of Advocate Health, which is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the fifth-largest nonprofit health system in the United States, created from the combination of Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health. Atrium Health Navicent provides high-quality, personalized care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region. As part of the largest, integrated, nonprofit health system in the Southeast, it is also able to tap into some of the nation’s leading medical experts and specialists with Atrium Health, allowing it to provide the best care close to home – including advanced innovations in virtual medicine and care. Throughout its 125-year history in the community, Atrium Health Navicent has remained dedicated to enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. It is also one of the leading teaching hospitals in the region, helping to ensure viability for rural health care for the next generation. For more information, please visit