Hallmark Healthcare of Pekin Honors Its Nursing and Facility Staff
for Providing High-Quality, Compassionate Care
Facility Events Celebrate Both “National Nurses Week”
and “National Skilled Nursing Care Week”
May 22, 2023
Hallmark Healthcare of Pekin has honored its nurses during National
Nurses Week for
the vital roles they have played during the past year in providing compassionate
care to facility residents.
Then, the following week, all of the facility's staff were celebrated for
delivering high-quality care to hundreds of Illinois' seniors and individuals
with disabilities during National
Skilled Nursing Care Week.
National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence
While nurses are appreciated throughout the year, this week is designated for
to mark the contributions they make to their community.
Right after National Nurses Week is the annual observance of National Skilled
Nursing Care Week,
May 14 to May 20. Established in 1967 by the American Health Care Association, the
this year has adopted the theme “Cultivating Kindness,” recognizing the compassion
skilled nursing facilities when improving health and strengthening human
“Watching the countless acts of kindness that take place every day in our center, I
am both grateful and
amazed by our staff, who seem to personify compassion as well as competence,” said
CEO/administrator of Hallmark Healthcare of Pekin. “Not only is our skilled nursing
committed to providing a high level of care for our residents at all times, but our
staff is especially
sensitive to residents' need for one-on-one social connections.”
Hallmark Healthcare of Pekin marked the two, week-long celebrations with several
- A week-long appreciation of gifts and treats, including steak dinners for the
- Nurses were given chair massages, and a big gift bag full of goodies for each
- Facility staff had a super hero theme day, complete with costumes.
“We show appreciation for our nursing staff and facility colleagues every day but
especially during nurses
and skilled nursing care weeks,” Williams added. “They are a huge part of our
lives and vital pieces of our building.”
About National Nurses Week
To acknowledge the contributions of nurses and call attention to their working
conditions, the International Council of Nurses established May 12 as International
Nurses Day in 1974. The celebration was extended to a week a few years later, and
National Nurses Week was officially born in 1994. Sponsored and promoted by the
American Nurses Association, the week-long event highlights the crucial
contributions that nurses make to the community.
About National Skilled Nursing Care Week
National Skilled Nursing Care Week recognizes the essential role of skilled nursing
care centers in caring for America's elderly and disabled. The week-long observance
starts each year on Mother's Day and is celebrated through the following Saturday.
About Hallmark Healthcare of
Hallmark Healthcare of Pekin is a 67-bed skilled nursing facility in Pekin, Ill.,
providing long-term care,
short-term care, rehabilitation, occupational therapy, physical therapy,
rehab-to-home, speech therapy,
hospice care, respite care, and long term care needs . The center is currently
accepting new admissions
for short-term rehabilitation and long-term care. For further information,
please contact Jackie Walker at (309)840-8638 or visit
Healthcare of Pekin website at www.hallmarkpekin.com.