In honor of “Nurses Week,” the Savannah Red Cross recognized nurses who volunteer with the Savannah Chapter.
A ceremony was held at the chapter on Thursday evening from 6-7:30 p.m., to present nurses with The American Red Cross nurse’s badge (pin); a distinctive symbol of professional attainment and service to humanity. The badge represents affiliation with the worldwide Red Cross commitment to the prevention and relief of suffering. Each pin is numbered and the recipients name is recorded in Washington, D.C., at The American Red Cross National Headquarters.
Historically, Red Cross nurses have provided their assistance during times of disaster and conflict, beginning with the 1888 yellow fever epidemic and the 1889 Johnstown flood. The Red Cross Nursing Service was formally established by Jane Delano in 1909. Red Cross nursing has also had a major role in the historical evolution of nursing and nursing leadership in the U.S. with many Red Cross nurses, including Jane Delano, Clara Noyes, Julia Stimson and others playing strategic roles in the development of American nursing.
For more information about Red Cross nurses, visit www.redcross.org and read the history of Red Cross.