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Fill-in-the-Blank News Release for County Health Departments

Show Appreciation During Nursing Assistants Week, June 16 – 23


For Release:  ____, 2011
Contact: ____________
Phone: _____________

_____ County Health Department Observes Nursing Assistants Week

Nursing assistants are key players in the lives of the individuals they care for, particularly the elderly, frail and disabled. They help create an environment of caring for the resident or client and assist the family and co-workers. The ____ County Health Department wishes to recognize the valuable services and role of nursing assistants, home care aides, patient care assistants and others who provide daily, conscientious, hands-on care in nursing homes and other settings in the health care system. The nationwide observance of Nursing Assistants Week is June 16-23.

“At the _____ County Health Department, patient care assistants are a vital link in providing public health services to clients,” said _____, administrative director.  “These employees work diligently to assist nursing staff, advanced practice nurses and physicians in providing care to individuals and families. They are fundamental to many of the health services we provide.”

_____ continued, “Public recognition of nursing assistants provides a valuable service and helps make the profession more visible for recruitment. We appreciate their service at the county health department and to the community.”

The _____ County Health Department extends its appreciation to the following nursing assistants and related occupations at the ______ County Health Department:  (insert appropriate staff names here.)

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