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May 11, 2021

Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems Celebrate Their Nurses

Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems are celebrating their nursing staff this week during National Nurses Week.

National Nurses Week is a time for everyone to recognize the vast contributions and positive impact of America’s 4 million nurses. Each year, the celebration ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

Clinical Director, Jill Talbert, BSN, RN, said, “This last year has been challenging to say the least, but our nurses continually amaze me with their willingness to provide compassionate care to the people of the communities we serve without any hesitation or thought of their own safety and well-being. I’ve seen them face hurdles such as limited PPE, inadequate staffing, burnout, and exhaustion but they come right back the next day and do it all over again because they know the people of our communities are relying upon them to help keep them safe. They may not have capes and masks, but they truly are my heroes, and I’m so proud and blessed to work with such a great group of nurses every single day.”

Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems employees 38 nurses and medical assistants across the four community health centers, New Day Recovery sites, Mobile Medical Unit (MMU), and school-based health programs.

Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems has locations in Saltville, Meadowview, Tazewell, and Bristol. To schedule an appointment, please contact 276-496-4492.