Orleans Community Health celebrates certified nursing assistants

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 18 June 2023 at 2:48 pm

MEDINA – Orleans Community Health is celebrating Certified Nursing Assistants Week from June 15-21 by acknowledging several skilled team members.

“In June, we honor our certified nursing assistants, patient care assistants and patient care technicians for the tremendous work they do for the health of our community,” said Kimberly Gray, chief nursing officer at OCH. “They impact the lives of our patients and residents, based on the wonderful care they provide. They help perform critical tasks that ensure patients and residents are well-cared for and safe during their hospital stay. Their compassion and kindness do not go unnoticed and I thank them from the bottom of my heart for all they do.”

National Nursing Assistants’ Week is celebrated in June each year to honor the impact of nursing assistants throughout the professional field, Gray added. CNAs, for example, got their start assisting the Red Cross nurses during World War I, as they cared for the influx of patients. Today, they play a pivotal role in caring for patients.

Orleans Community Health will be recognizing their team of CNAs, PCAs and PCTs throughout the coming days in various ways, Gray said.