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File #: 65522    Version: 1 Name: Honoring Hospitals, Nurses, and Healthcare Workers for National Hospital and Healthcare Week and National Nurses Week
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/12/2021 In control: Council Office
On agenda: 5/18/2021 Final action: 5/18/2021
Enactment date: 5/24/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00339
Title: Honoring Hospitals, Nurses, and Healthcare Workers for National Hospital and Healthcare Week and National Nurses Week
Sponsors: Syed Abbas, Arvina Martin, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Christian A. Albouras, Brian Benford, Juliana R. Bennett, Sheri Carter, Nikki Conklin, Jael Currie, Tag Evers, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Grant Foster, Keith Furman, Gary Halverson, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Patrick W. Heck, Lindsay Lemmer, Charles Myadze, Michael E. Verveer, Regina M. Vidaver, Nasra Wehelie
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
5/18/20211 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Unanimously Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.24, & 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/12/20211 Council Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No fiscal impact.
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Honoring Hospitals, Nurses, and Healthcare Workers for National Hospital and Healthcare Week and National Nurses Week
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WHEREAS, National Hospital Day was first established in 1921, as the country was recovering from the flu epidemic of 1918-1919; and,

WHEREAS, National Hospital Day became National Hospital Week in 1953 in honor of the work of Florence Nightingale; and,

WHEREAS, May 6 through May 12, 2021, is National Nurses Week, which was originally established in 1954; and,

WHEREAS, during the COVID-19 pandemic, area health care workers assumed new roles, developed and implemented new protocols and processes, worked diligently to conserve precious resources including personal protective equipment, while showing our community compassion through their resilience and ingenuity in the face of uncertainty and high stress; and,

WHEREAS, the pandemic has caused untold stress on our health care facilities and health care workers who have performed courageously and tirelessly; and,

WHEREAS, according to an article in the Lancet, even outside of a pandemic, "under usual working conditions, severe burnout syndrome affects as many as 33% of critical care nurses and up to 45% of critical care physicians"; and,

WHEREAS, according to a survey of healthcare workers by Mental Health America, "93% of health care workers were experiencing stress, 86% reported experiencing anxiety, 77% reported frustration, 76% reported exhaustion and burnout, and 75% said they were overwhelmed"; and,

WHEREAS, all who remain safe and healthy owe a debt of gratitude to those whose sacrifices make our health and safety possible; and,

WHEREAS, in February 2021, the Madison Common Council and Mayor issued a resolution offering the City's deepest appreciation and heartfelt support for the health care providers and staff, public health staff, and first responders, who are working to keep our communities and our state healthy; and,

NOW, THEREF...

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