GSMC’s new head nurse participates in ‘Blessing of the Hands’
Longview — Patti Bennett took 30 minutes out of her first day leading Good Shepherd Medical Center’s nurses Monday to participate in a “Blessing of the Hands” service.
“It is such a special field to be in; there is so much that we can do as nurses. What we do everyday sometimes goes unnoticed,” said Bennett, who began her work as the hospital’s chief nursing officer at 8 a.m. Monday. “I want to congratulate you. This is a week that we hold dear, so that we can tell one another how important we are to our patients.”
The ceremony included the recitation of the “Florence Nightingale Pledge” and each nurse had their hands anointed and prayed over by volunteer chaplains.
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