Celebrating Nurses: They serve the community by caring

HARLINGEN — What’s the greatest thing about nursing?

Everything. Betsy Martinez and her fellow nurse Mirta Servin stopped to reflect on their service to the community as the country celebrates National Nurses Week 2016.

“I feel it’s a great honor,” said Martinez, 45, a nurse at Harlingen Medical Center.

National Nurses Week is held by the American Nursing Association each year to highlight the important role nurses play in society.

Martinez and Servin both work on the surgical medical floor of HMC where patients who have had surgery recuperate. Those recovering from serious illness also stay there until they are well enough to go home. The two nurses appreciate the opportunity to contribute to society.

“It’s very important to the community to keep people healthy,” said Servin.

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