GENESEO, N.Y., MAY 8, 2023 – Livingston County is proud to applaud the tireless service and dedication provided by members of the healthcare field as it celebrates National Nurses Week from May 6-12, 2023.
Founded in 1982, National Nurses Week is an opportunity to provide thanks and recognition to nurses who are essential to every healthcare setting and play a significant role in helping to educate the public on how to prevent illness and promote well-being.
“From our Department of Health and Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation to the hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout the County and beyond, nurses play a critical role in safeguarding the health of our communities,” said David L. LeFeber, Chair of the Livingston County Board of Supervisors. “We are grateful for the hard work and passion that they give on a daily basis.”
Statistically, nursing is the largest healthcare profession in the United States accounting for nearly 4.2 million registered nurses nationwide. According the federal government, the demand for nursing professionals is expected to grow significantly over the next 10 years with an estimated 203,000 new registered nurse positions created annually.
Locally, nurses are indispensable in the County’s ability to operate one of New York State’s largest healthcare facilities. For nearly a century, the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (CNR) has been an essential provider of long-term care services in its home county and a surrounding 10-county region. The CNR offers a variety of services that have become indispensable throughout the County and beyond as the percentage of residents over the age of 65 continues to increase. One of the most comprehensive facilities in the region and beyond, the Center employs a wide array of specialized nurses and offers various treatment methods and state-of-the-art healthcare options ranging from audiology, consulting podiatry, dentistry, speech therapy, ophthalmology, occupational therapy, pharmacological services, physician services, individualized healthcare plans, bariatric care, hair care and more.
The County’s Department of Health and its nursing staff also provide invaluable services to the community including vaccination clinics, important education and outreach on a variety of health-related topics, mental health services, environmental health oversight, lead poisoning prevention, hospice, food service, WIC programming and much more.
Are you interested in working in healthcare? The Livingston County currently has openings for Certified Nursing Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses. To learn more or to apply, please visit the Livingston County Human Resources website.
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About Livingston County:
Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is comprised of more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region.