The week of May 6-12 is a special one. Of course, when you’re a healthcare courier service in Dallas, pretty much any week can be awesome, amazing, and inspiring, but this week, specifically, is near to our hearts.
It’s National Nurses Week!
And in case you were thinking that maybe this week in May was randomly selected from a list of available weekly celebrations (because, you know, National Teacher Appreciation Week and Romance Awareness Week had already chosen their days), you would be mistaken.
The end of National Nurses Week always falls on May 12, which happens to be Florence Nightingale’s birthday.
At this point, you might be feeling embarrassed that you don’t know of the famed Ms. Florence of which we speak. Perhaps you missed that history lesson, but we’re here to assure you that Florence Nightingale is a pretty big deal. She’s credited with pioneering modern nursing.
Born in 1820 to a rich British family, Nightingale always believed that she was meant for more than just the life of a rich socialite and “kept woman”. She felt she had been called to a life of service through nursing. Against her family’s wishes, Nightingale devoted herself to becoming educated in the science and practice of medicine. This was not common for women, especially women of her social stature. But that didn't matter to Nightingale.
She became involved in the Crimean war as a leader of volunteer nurses who worked on the sick and wounded British soldiers in the war. It was here that she earned the nickname “The Lady With the Lamp”, as she would care for the wounded long after the working hours of the other doctors. Her presence and ideas on sanitation in hospitals greatly reduced the death count during her time there. She was lauded by her home country.
Upon returning to London, she funded and devoted her time to the St. Thomas’ hospital and the Nightingale Training School for Nurses. Thanks to Nightingale’s efforts, nursing became a prestigious career, and now women from all over wanted to join Nightingale’s movement.
Nightingale is also known for her notes regarding sanitation and best practices. These led to sweeping healthcare reforms for Britain, and, eventually, the world. Nightingale died on August 13, 1910 at the age of 90, but her legacy lives on to this day.
National Nurses Week certainly honors the nurses of today, but it also honors the achievements of Florence Nightingale, the mother of modern nursing.
As your DFW medical delivery specialists, we’d like to thank you, nurses, for all you do for the healthcare community of DFW. We understand those long hours (after all, we’re here for the 24/7 long haul, too), and we know that it takes a lot of brains and guts to do your job each day.
A job like yours is often thankless, so during National Nurses Week, we want to make sure to give you tons of THANKS for a job well done!
Speaking of a job well done, if you’re looking for some assistance with your medical deliveries in DFW, we have just the right Texas medical couriers for the job. Our Eagle Express team is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, supporting nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals with medical supply deliveries, prescription deliveries, and medical specimen transportation.
With on demand availability, refrigerated vans and straight trucks, a centrally located warehouse, and HIPAA and OSHA certified team members, Eagle Express has just the right service for all your transportation and logistics needs.
Don’t hesitate to contact our team of professionals today via phone or our website!