CHARLESTON, SC - Lowcountry residents have access to first-class
healthcare in the Holy City, thanks in large part to the dedicated nurses that
serve a vital function in area hospitals.
Whether it was a critical medical procedure in an emergency or just a
comforting hand in a time of recovery, everyone has been influenced positively
by a caring nurse.
Thursday, May 12, the Charleston RiverDogs ask the supporters of the Holy City's
favorite professional sports team to "Be Your Own Fan" in showing appreciation
for the wonderful job nurses do. The inaugural Salute to Nursing Night serves as a
culmination of Nursing Week as the RiverDogs conclude an eight-game homestand
against the West Virginia Power.
nurses will receive a $1 off the price of admission for Thursday's 7:05 first
pitch. Nurses will also take to the
Riley Park diamond for in-game promotions.
that will all serve as a preamble to the highlight of the night, which is when
the Nurses of the Year from the Medical University of South Carolina and
Roper/St. Francis are honored.
nurses of the Lowcountry are honored that the RiverDogs have made special
arrangements to help us celebrate Nurse's Week," said Roper/St. Francis
Emergency Services Clinical Educator Chanique Jones.
Nurse of the Year is a prestigious award that is given to a special nurse that
goes above and beyond to care for his/her patients, co-workers and community,"
Jones continued. "This individual
is nominated by his/her peers and an application detailing their contributions
to the nursing profession, community involvement and awards are
nurses at MUSC and Roper/St. Francis are indeed special, and we're grateful for
their professionalism and services," said RiverDogs General Manager Dave
Echols. "We're excited to be the
site for this announcement and although a select few will be recognized, the
RiverDogs acknowledge their collective contributions with this exceptional
information or to order tickets to any RiverDogs game, please call the Riley
Park Box Office at (843) 577-DOGS (3647) or log on to www.riverdogs.com.