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May is Nurses Month

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by Jolene Toves

Guam - There are over four hundred nurses on island making a difference in the lives of patients young and old from the hospital, clinics, and schools at one point a nurse has taken care of you and so we celebrate these men and women who have chosen nursing as their profession.

"Nurses is there the little way in improving the health and well being of the patients the little way in innovations the little way  in shaping the healthcare system nurses is there in every step of the way," said Guam Nurses Association chairperson Ross Grino.

Nurses play a crucial role in making patients feel comfortable and help calm the nerves of those who they encounter, as the governor recalls his memories of doctor's visits growing up it was a nurse who showed compassion. "The two ladies that were always there to comfort me or actually or either to take my temperature or make me feel comfortable or sometimes to even do the injection were and I remember them it was Bea blas and Cynthia Ecube's mother Becky," he said.

With May just around the corner we honor nurses on island and have dedicated the month to the endless service they provide, Calvo said, "Today is our kick off activity always starting off with a proclamation signing of our nurses month and also the 63rd anniversary of the Guam Nurses Association. We have a nursing conference that's going to be on May 10 at the Fiesta as nurses we are responsible to do continuing education so always update ourselves on the new trends of caring and nursing," Grino added.

A community health fair is scheduled for May 17th from 10am to 2pm at the Agana Shopping Center to help promote prevention and well-being amongst island residents, so mark your calendars and be a part of the celebration to honor our islands nurses. 
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