A local hospital kicks off a week of honoring nurses
in our area.
Mayo clinic health system held a special recognition
to help launch national nurses week.
They handed out a DAISY Award.
which recgonizes extraordinary work by a nurse.
They also gave out a team award.
and recognized a non-nurse that goes above and beyond
The hospital says nurses are critical for providing
especially at a time when they are in short supply.
We know that we're going to need more and more nurses,
we do not have enough nurses to continue into the
future with our patients getting more complex and
aging baby boomers so our, some of our nursing staff
is going to be starting to retire, and indeed have
started retiring already.
There are more than 900 nurses in mayo clinic health
system's 10 locations.