National Nurses Week 2017
May 8, 2017 § Leave a comment
Nurses are the backbone of our healthcare system, as they work in tandem with doctors, clinicians, patients and families to ensure the best possible care for any and all who need medical treatment. This week is National Nurses Week, which is a time to honor and celebrate the great work of these extraordinary individuals who are on the front-lines of the healthcare system.
From spending one-on-one time with members and providing a shoulder to lean on, to education and help navigating the often complex healthcare system, you’d be hard-pressed to find any nurse at Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) who doesn’t go above and beyond for the people they work with on a daily basis. At CCA, we’re focused exclusively on serving Medicare and Medicaid’s most complex beneficiaries, with the mission to provide the best possible care, tailored individually to the members we serve throughout Massachusetts – elders and adults across the age spectrum with special healthcare needs.
For many of our members, their healthcare challenges often create barriers to treatment. Some mistrust the healthcare system, others deal socioeconomic factors such as access to education, food and housing, and nearly all deal with a general inability to navigate and manage their own care. This is where our nurses come in.
Working with the most vulnerable individuals in Massachusetts, our nurses have learned to identify when a person has fallen through gaps in the system and think outside the box to develop individualized care plans that work best for that specific individual. By taking time to meet members where they’re at – medically, physically, emotionally and socially – and listening to what the member’s priorities are, rather than just dictating a plan of care, our nurses are developing relationships built on trust, respect and dignity that our members often don’t see elsewhere.
Throughout the week, we will highlight the great work done by some of our nurses in different regions around the Commonwealth. So stay tuned for more!
Day in and day out, we celebrate and appreciate our nurses here at CCA, but to all of the hardworking nurses, we wish you a happy Nurses Week!