National Nurses Week is May 6th-12th. This year, more than ever, it is so important to thank the amazing team of SJCS Nurses. We are in awe every day of the invaluable care and compassion they offer to the people we support, who are medically fragile and at high risk. It is obviously a strenuous time to be anyone working in the medical field right now, and it just goes to show their true selfless nature and incredible work ethic to continue caring for people during this time.
Steve Simms, our Director of Nursing, shares the new challenges he and his team of Nurses, and the Direct Support Professionals they support are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. At SJCS our first and foremost concern is keeping everyone we support and our staff safe and healthy, and that is where Steve comes in. He is in constant contact with the Department of Health to better understand and discover new ways we can safely support the vulnerable individuals who rely on our services. His work and leadership, supported by the tireless efforts of our Nursing team, are nothing short of heroic during this health crisis.
The novel coronavirus has changed many things, it has changed the way we work, interact, and communicate. It has created new standards of health safety. It is currently changing the economic landscape of our country as we all hunker down and wonder what it will be like to return to our daily lives. “During these times of uncertainty,” has become the first line of every email that hits our inbox, but during these times, one thing is certain, and that is, that COVID-19 has not changed the dedication of the team at SJCS. We are proud of how our team members have reacted in this pandemic, their level of selflessness, their caring for the vulnerable individuals they support, and their flexibility to help out in any way possible. Our team is amazing and have truly proven to be champions in the midst of this crisis.