Gut Check | Sunday, March 22, 2020
GINAW 2020: A Message from the SGNA President
Dear fellow SGNA members,
In these unprecedented times, I know that you all are especially focused on caring for your patients and your communities while also working diligently to understand and prepare for a rapidly changing healthcare landscape.
None of us know what the coming days and weeks will bring but one thing is certain; you will continue to approach each day with the compassion, dedication and commitment to patient safety that drove you into the field of nursing in the first place.
As we approach the 7th Annual GI Nurses & Associates Week, in this Year of the Nurse, we have many reasons to celebrate our specialty and our profession. On behalf of the entire SGNA Board of Directors and member community, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to each of you for your efforts – inside and outside of your facilities – to provide the highest-quality patient care possible. Thank you to each of you for your commitment to advancing our specialty.
While you may be challenged to gather for a celebration right now, SGNA would still like to use this week to highlight stories from our passionate members about what it means to be GI, and share inspiration from GI professionals and celebrate the commitment and compassion you bring to your job every single day. SGNA recognizes you may need this inspiration now more than ever.
So, when you’re able, check your email inbox and the GI Nurses & Associates Week web page for special announcements and updates, and post your own stories of how you’re #Proud2BGI to help keep others inspired.
I encourage you to download our printable online resources to help you make your GI Nurses and Associates Week even better! Send an e-card to a colleague or print out certificates for your staff to show your appreciation.
Share your GI story or how your unit is showing solidarity by sending photos to SGNA Headquarters and posting on Facebook and/or Twitter using the hashtag #Proud2BGI.
Have a great week!
Lea Anne Myers, MSN RN CGRN
2019-2020 SGNA President