Pee Dee group celebrates nurses

Florence, SC - FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - The Carolinas Hospital System hosted its 2010 Nurses Day Celebration in honor of National Nurses Week.

Awards were given out to honor the nursing support champion, the nursing leadership champion, and the physician friend of nursing.  There was also a patient choice award and a "Nurse of the Year" title given to Janet Hyman.

"With nurses, we don't really a lot of times get a lot of recognition I guess," Hyman said. "I don't think we want it because we're doing something I guess we feel like we're supposed to be doing."

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6-12. Today is marked by the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

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