Villa Springfield Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Honors Its Nursing and Facility Staff for Providing High-Quality, Compassionate Care

Facility Events Celebrate Both “National Nurses Week” and “National Skilled Nursing Care Week”

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (May 19, 2023) – Villa Springfield Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, the 110-bed skilled nursing facility, honored its nurses during National Nurses Week for the vital roles they have played during the past year in providing compassionate care to facility residents.

Then, this week, all of the facility’s staff are being celebrated for delivering high-quality care to hundreds of Ohio’s seniors and individuals with disabilities during National Skilled Nursing Care Week.

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. While nurses are appreciated throughout the year, this week is designated for special events to mark the contributions they make to their community.

Right after National Nurses Week is the annual observance of National Skilled Nursing Care Week, May 14 to May 20. Established in 1967 by the American Health Care Association, the celebration week this year has adopted the theme “Cultivating Kindness,” recognizing the compassion provided at skilled nursing facilities when improving health and strengthening human connections.

“Watching the countless acts of kindness that take place every day in our center, I am both grateful and amazed by our staff, who seem to personify compassion as well as competence,” said Bill Robinson, administrator of Villa Springfield. “Not only is our skilled nursing care facility committed to providing a high level of care for our residents at all times, but our staff is especially sensitive to residents’ need for one-on-one social connections.”

Villa Springfield marked the two, week-long celebrations with several special activities:

  • Small gifts every day with games for staff to play
  • Nursing staff “superlatives,” like in high school yearbooks, that the entire staff is voting on, with a prize for each winner
  • A special lunch for nurses Friday with a large gift for them to recognize their important work

About National Nurses Week
To acknowledge the contributions of nurses and call attention to their working conditions, the International Council of Nurses established May 12 as International Nurses Day in 1974. The celebration was extended to a week a few years later, and National Nurses Week was officially born in 1994. Sponsored and promoted by the American Nurses Association, the week-long event highlights the crucial contributions that nurses make to the community.

About National Skilled Nursing Care Week
National Skilled Nursing Care Week recognizes the essential role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for America’s elderly and disabled. The week-long observance starts each year on Mother’s Day and is celebrated through the following Saturday.

About Villa Springfield Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
Villa Springfield Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center is a 110-bed skilled nursing facility in Springfield, Ohio, providing long-term care, short-term care, rehabilitation, occupational therapy, physical therapy, rehab-to-home, speech therapy, hospice care, respite care, and a secure memory care unit. The center is currently accepting new admissions for short-term rehabilitation and long-term care. For further information, please contact Michele Hemphill at 937-399-5551 or visit the Villa Springfield website at

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