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Piedmont Rockdale Nurses Recognized by City of Conyers Mayor, Vince Evans

Conyers, Ga. (May 13, 2020) -- City of Conyers Mayor, Vince Evans, has recognized Piedmont Rockdale nursing staff, and nurses throughout the country, with a proclamation celebrating National Nurses Week. Nurse leaders representing many of the hospital’s clinical areas were present as the mayor read the proclamation. Evans also thanked Rockdale’s nursing staff for the dedication they have displayed during the COVID-19 crisis.

“It is incredibly thoughtful of Mayor Evans to acknowledge Piedmont Rockdale’s nurses for the compassionate care they provide to our patients each day,” said Leigha Fallis, chief nursing officer for Piedmont Rockdale Hospital. “Our nurses have shown a tremendous amount of resilience throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and it means so much to have the mayor publically recognize their hard work.”

Evans was elected mayor for the City of Conyers in 2017 after serving 17 years on the City Council. He is a pharmacist and has lived in Conyers since 1979. Throughout his career in public life, Evans has been a strong supporter of the hospital and in 2007 was appointed to the Piedmont Rockdale Hospital Board of Trustees.

“Throughout this crisis, I have often thought of the James Taylor song “Shower the People” and the lyric, “Shower the people you love with love, show them the way you feel”, said Evans. “I hope the nurses at Piedmont Rockdale have felt the showering and outpouring of care and love from the community for all their efforts while working under pressure during the COVID-19 pandemic,” 

The American Nursing Association adopted May 6-12 as National Nurses Week in 1993. The week is an opportunity to highlight the value of nursing and to advocate for the profession.

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WHEREAS,      Registered nurses in the United States constitute our nation’s largest health care profession; and,

WHEREAS,      Professional nursing in an indispensable component of the safety and quality of care of hospitalized patients; and,

WHEREAS,      The depth and breadth of the registered nursing profession meets the different and emerging health care needs of the American population in a wide range of settings; and,

WHEREAS,      I commend the nurses at Piedmont Rockdale Hospital for the excellent care they are providing patients, particularly in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and applaud their skills, drive, and resilience as hospitals and health professionals navigate this health crisis with determination and grace; and,

WHEREAS,      We take this moment to thank our nurses, the healthcare heroes, for making a vital difference in the healthcare profession and enriching our lives and the community and world we live in.

NOW THEREFORE, I, G. Vincent Evans, Jr., Mayor of the City of Conyers do hereby proclaim,

May 6-12, 2020

National Nurses Week

And I encourage the residents of the City of Conyers to celebrate nurses’ accomplishments and efforts to improve our health care system and show our appreciation for the nation’s nurses not just this week, but at every opportunity throughout the year.

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