This May, in conjunction with the celebration of National Nurses Week, Copper Queen Community Hospital (CQCH) will recognize one special nurse with the Jane Delano Nursing Award.
Jane Arminda Delano began her nursing career by treating victims of yellow fever in Jacksonville, Fla., and then moved to Bisbee, where she nursed typhoid patients at the local copper mine. Delano founded the American Red Cross Nursing Service, and trained 20,000 nurses for service in World War I. Delano died in 1919, while on a Red Cross mission in France. After her death, she was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal and she was buried in Arlington Cemetery. In 1982, Jane Delano was inducted in the American Nursing Association Hall of Fame. CQCH’s Jane Delano Nursing Award will honor her many contributions to the nursing industry.
As Delano did throughout her career, the nurses at CQCH dedicate their lives to helping others. Any nurse at CQCH can be nominated for the Delano Award by members of the community or other hospital staff. The award will be given at the annual CQCH Nurses Tea on May 12, and the recipient will receive a $2,500 scholarship.
To nominate a special nurse in your life, visit www.cqch.org or email email@example.com. The deadline for nominations is May 2.