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Amata honors nurses during their week

National Nurses Week
Source: Media release from Cong. Uifaatali Amata's office

Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is highlighting National Nurses Week, also called Nurse Appreciation Week, celebrated May 6-12, partly to coincide with the birthday of Florence Nightingale, often described as the founder of modern nursing:

“A special thank you this week to all the nurses serving in American Samoa. During this pandemic, we’ve looked to nurses to prepare for COVID-19, continue to care for all the health needs of our people, and now take part in a massive vaccination effort. You’ve done a great job, especially in these circumstances for many months. 

“Anyone who has ever experienced a health crisis, a time of hospitalization, or a loved one under medical care knows what a remarkable difference a caring nurse can make to a patient and their family.

“This National Nurses Week, may God bless our nurses in a special way!”