Monmouth Medical Center Celebrates Emergency Nurses Week

Long Branch Mayor John Pallone Presents Proclamation Honoring Hospital’s Frontline Caregivers

Monmouth Medical Center celebrated National Emergency Nurses Day

Monmouth Medical Center celebrated National Emergency Nurses Day on Wednesday, October 14, with the presentation of a proclamation by Long Branch Mayor John Pallone, shown far right with Emergency Department staff and hospital leadership, recognizing the week of October 11–17 as Emergency Nurses Week.

Long Branch, NJ – October 16, 2020 – Monmouth Medical Center celebrated National Emergency Nurses Day on October 14 with the presentation of a proclamation by Long Branch Mayor John Pallone recognizing the week of October 11 to 17 as Emergency Nurses Week.

“Emergency nurses have expertise in caring for all emergencies, across all stages of life, and on behalf of myself, the City Council, and most of all, the residents of Long Branch, thank you for everything you do to care for our community,” Mayor Pallone said.

Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) celebrates Emergency Nurses Week 2020 from October 11-17, with Emergency Nurses Day observed on October 14. For the ENA, 2020 marks their 50th anniversary.

“In addition to being ENA’s 50th anniversary, 2020 also is recognized as the Year of the Nurse and Florence Nightingale's 200th anniversary – which were all supposed to make 2020 the ultimate celebration for nurses,” said Diann Johnston, Regional Chief Nursing Officer for Monmouth Medical Center, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus and Community Medical Center. “But as we all know, 2020 had other plans and while the COVID-19 pandemic has dampened some of our traditional celebrations, it has never dampened the spirit of our ER nurses and our ER team. I couldn’t be prouder of these frontline warriors, who earlier this year were transformed into COVID warriors, bravely serving Long Branch and the surrounding community.”

“This year’s Emergency Nurses Week theme is Heart of Gold, and I can’t think of a more appropriate theme to reflect the work our Emergency Department nurses do,” added Eric Carney, President and CEO of Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus. “During a difficult year, our nurses have risked their health to treat patients and have truly put their heart of gold on display for the world to see. Even before the pandemic, these nurses were always on the frontline, never knowing what was coming through their doors, and the bravery with which they faced the uncertainty during the height of the COVID-19 surge was just unbelievable, and inspired us all.”

Since 1989, the Emergency Nurses Association has recognized the second Wednesday in October as Emergency Nurses Day, a day honoring emergency nurses for their commitment to patient care. In 2001, ENA expanded the celebration to devote an entire week to honoring emergency nurses, because one day is simply not enough to recognize all contributions made by emergency nurses.

For more information on emergency nursing or Emergency Nurses Week, visit www.ena.org.

October 14, with the presentation of a proclamation by Long Branch Mayor John Pallone, shown far right with Emergency Department staff and hospital leadership, recognizing the week of October 11–17 as Emergency Nurses Week.

About Monmouth Medical Center:
Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) facility, along with The Unterberg Children’s Hospital, is a regional teaching campus for Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. As the first hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties, Monmouth Medical Center offers the most experienced surgeons in robotics and other minimally invasive procedures as well as bariatric and joint and spine surgery. Monmouth Medical Center delivers more babies annually than all other hospitals in Monmouth and Ocean counties combined and the fourth most in the state and was recently one of nine New Jersey hospitals recognized by Newsweek magazine as a top maternity hospital. The hospital offers access to the region’s top cardiologists and the award-winning, nationally recognized RWJBarnabas heart centers. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has conferred Magnet® recognition for Monmouth Medical Center as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. It is the only hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties to consistently receive an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization. RWJBarnabas Health and Monmouth Medical Center, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey — the state's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center — brings a world class team of researchers and specialists to fight alongside patients, providing close-to-home access to the latest treatment and clinical trials.

CONTACT: Kathy Horan
(732) 546-6317
Kathy.Horan@rwjbh.org