National Nurses Week, May 6 - 12, 2020


The women and men who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in New Hampshire’s hospitals are here for you during these incredibly challenging times. They are the heroes who have demonstrated day in and day out their willingness to rush in, despite the danger to themselves of doing so, to care for their patients in need.

Every year during National Nurses Week, May 6th – May 12th, and National Hospital Week, May 10th – 16th, we highlight our nurses, hospitals, health systems and health care workers for their commitment and dedication to their patients and communities.  This year, we take the opportunity to thank them for the courage and selflessness with which they are supporting New Hampshire residents statewide through the COVID-19 pandemic.

As frontline heroes, our nurses have demonstrated their capability to provide safe care in difficult situations while remaining confident and strong while empowering their colleagues through innovation, leadership and excellence.   Today and every day, they exemplify the Blue and White H of health, healing and hope, and the promise it makes on behalf of the institution it represents to its community during these challenging times.

The health care environment in New Hampshire has changed as a result of this crisis, but hospitals remain the safe, vital institutions for their communities because of the frontline heroes within who stand ready to care when we need it most.

To every nurse throughout our state and beyond, our gratitude is as deep as your courage, and we thank you for your dedication to keeping your community healthy, and for the bravery, compassion and empathy you provide to your patients every day.


Steve Ahnen is the president of the New Hampshire Hospital Association