All year long, we’re highlighting the stories and efforts of caregivers making a lasting impact in their communities. We are excited to join together with WHO - World Health Organization - to celebrate nurses and midwives in 2020.
Nurses and midwives represent a large number of the selfless heroes found in our healthcare facilities. Beyond expertise and service, they provide something more—a sense of care and compassion that reaches deeper places. Each month, we’ll be sharing stories from nurses who elevate the healthcare experience through exceptional dedication to their patients and their craft.
All year long we’re celebrating the amazing work of nurses and midwives across the country! This month we’re honoring Marci Ebberts and Kristin Sollars from Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City as our February featured nurses.
“You can impact a patient physically, but also emotionally and sometimes even spiritually.” -Marci Ebberts
A closer look at the impact and trajectory of this crucial healthcare segment. *WHO
Nurses and midwives provide a broad range of essential health services close to the community and in all levels of health facility.
The world needs 18 million more health workers to achieve and sustain universal health coverage by 2030. Approximately half of that shortfall – 9 million health workers – are nurses and midwives.
Globally, 70% of the health and social workforce are women. Nurses and midwives represent a large portion of this.
Midwifery, where care includes proven interventions for maternal and newborn health as well as for family planning could avert over 80% of all maternal deaths, stillbirths and neonatal deaths.