Holston Valley Honors Nurses With Candlelight Vigil As Part Of Weeklong Celebration At Wellmont

Compassion and commitment to patient care have always been key components of the high-quality care delivered by nurses at Wellmont Health System hospitals.

To honor that dedication, Holston Valley Medical Center will hold a candlelight ceremony for its past, present and future nurses Monday, May 12. The event, now in its second year, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in front of the hospital and feature remembrances of the past and prayers for the future.

"All nurses learn from those who came before them, and they, in turn, share their knowledge with future generations," said Kathy Campbell, Holston Valley's interim chief nursing officer. "It's a very special history, one we will honor through this event as we recognize the significant contributions nurses make to patient care."

The candlelight ceremony is part of the hospital's annual National Nurses Week celebration.

Through Friday, May 17, there will be festivities across all Wellmont hospitals as they observe National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week. Each hospital has planned special events and rewards for its staff, such as picnics and wellness activities.

"This week provides a tremendous opportunity to thank our nurses for all their excellent work throughout the year," said Tracey Moffatt, Wellmont's chief operating officer. "They play a major role in creating a healing environment in our facilities and work seamlessly with other caregivers to put our patients on the path to healing. We greatly appreciate their efforts."