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Iredell Memorial Hospital, City of Statesville Celebrate Emergency Nurses Week

Monday, October 12, 2020

This Emergency Nurses Week, October 11-17, Iredell Memorial Hospital is commending its emergency nursing staff for the tremendous care they’ve unyieldingly provided during a demanding and unpredictable year.

“They are a true team that has stepped up to the challenge of caring for patients in this pandemic,” said Emergency Department Director Rhonda Ruppe. “Emergency nurses care for patients during their most difficult time while showing compassion and respect.”

Iredell is celebrating this year’s holiday with the slogan “Heroes with Heart,” recognizing the Emergency Department’s 50 registered nurses and 25 certified nursing assistants as heroes who go above and beyond to care for patients in emergencies.

The City of Statesville issued a proclamation that stated, “Emergency nurses showed their true heart of gold in one of the most challenging years in modern history by treating patients in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The City asked all Statesville citizens to join in extending great appreciation to nurses for the dedication and service they provide to the community.

Iredell Memorial Emergency Department’s strict safety measures have enabled its emergency staff to care for COVID-19 patients while protecting other patients from exposure to the virus, remaining constantly available to give safe care to anyone in need of emergent medical attention.

Pictured from left to right: Iredell Health System Emergency Department Nurse Angel Blackburn, Assistant Director of Iredell Health System Emergency Department Emily Kasey, Iredell Health System Emergency Department Director Rhonda Ruppe; Statesville Mayor Costi Kutteh; emergency department nurses from Davis Regional Medical Center.