May 3, 2021 – North Shore Medical Center is proud to honor our nurses during National Nurses Week, May 6-12, an annual celebration that recognizes the critical role nurses perform in our hospitals and for our community.  The theme this year, Exceptional People, Essential Care, commemorates just how indispensable our nurses have been during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
“We are grateful to all of our nurses and humbled by the hard work they do every day,” said Matthew K. Garner, CEO of North Shore Medical Center.  “Nursing is one of the most rewarding careers, but also one of the most challenging.  This year it is about paying tribute to nurses and the daily impact they have on our patients’ lives.”  
 
Our nurses have many roles – staff nurse, nursing leader, educator, infection preventionist, nurse practitioner and more, and they serve these roles with a passion for the profession and a strong commitment to patient safety.
 
National Nurses Week is celebrated annually to coincide with the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.  Like Florence Nightingale, our nurses have served with passion and dedication, fighting for their patients against a pandemic that has waxed and waned now for some 15 months.  Today, as Florence Nightingale did in her time, our nurses represent a profession of advocacy and strength and are respected for their professionalism and devotion to their patients, their families and for each other. 
 
“North Shore Medical Center recognizes, acknowledges and trusts the strong commitment, compassion, expertise and care our nurses display in their practice and profession,” said Mr.  Garner.  “Now more than ever, they truly make a difference in the lives of our community.”
 
 
 
About North Shore Medical Center 
North Shore Medical Center is a 337-bed general acute care community hospital located at 1100 NW 95th Street in Miami, Florida. The hospital is part of Tenet Healthcare’s Miami-Dade Group and has been serving the medical and healthcare needs of the North Miami community for more than 65 years. North Shore Medical Center offers a broad range of services, including: 24/7 emergency care, maternity services with a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a cardiac catheterization lab, and psychiatric care. The hospital also offers specialized centers including: A Community Cancer Center, Comprehensive Breast Institute, Sleep Disorders Center, Pain Care Center and the first Certified Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center in Miami Dade. 
 
 
North Shore Medical Center has consistently won achievement awards with the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines program. The hospital has earned the 2020 Stroke and Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus and Advanced Therapy Quality Achievement Award and the 2019 Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. First in Florida Joint Commission Accredited Chest Pain Center. North Shore Medical Center is among 832 Hospitals Nationwide Awarded an “A” from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey for its commitment to keeping patients safe and making the highest safety standards in the U.S for Fall, 2017 and Spring 2018.  
 
North Shore Medical Center is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest health care accreditation agency. To learn more about North Shore Medical Center, please visit www.northshoremedical.com.