Celebrating Our Nurses

Wednesday, May 6, is National Nurses Day and marks the beginning of National Nurses Week.

Reflecting on the healing and deeply personal care that the radiology nursing teams provide every day for our patients, I am reminded that the noble profession of nursing predates the practice of radiology by many centuries. The field has a storied legacy, which I see put into practice every day by our nurses who represent a true pillar of pride for our department. Nursing is truly integral to our work. Our nurses embrace, with expertise and thoughtfulness, their roles as passionate advocates for patient care, educators of patients and their families, partners in complex diagnosis and care management, and researchers advancing the field of radiology.

You are probably familiar with the Gallup polls where people consistently rate nursing as the most ethical and honest profession. Our nurses set the bar extraordinarily high for all of us, whether in normal times or during a pandemic, and regularly remind us about the importance of caring through their contributions to healthcare and to our department.

Please say thank you today to our nurses in the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. We are all grateful for your partnership and celebrate Nurses Week together with you in great pride.