It’s National Nurses Week!

Each year, National Nurses Week honors nurses for the work they do and is a week dedicated to educating the public about nurses’ roles in healthcare. Lourdes held a breakfast for their nurses May 7th, an annual event, and they also celebrate National Hospital Week this week with a variety of activities planned including an employee picnic, ice cream truck day and chair massage day. Baptist Health celebrated National Nurses Week with a banquet May 10th to recognize several nurses for their contributions to customer service and quality as well as festivities for National Hospital Week.

This week, we are featuring four exceptional nurses with stories of compassion and dedication:

  • Valerie Millis, RN, has been an intensive care nurse for 31 years (Lourdes)
  • Tim Butterbaugh, RN, has been a coronary care unit nurse for two years (Lourdes)
  • Kim Brown, RN, is a supervisor of chemotherapy in the Ray & Kay Eckstein Regional Cancer Care Center (Baptist Health)
  • Kerrie Peck, RN, is a long-time nurse on the cardiac floor (Baptist Health) 

Visit PED’s blog and social media channels (@PaducahEconomicDevelopment on Facebook and Instagram)  to read the stories of these nurses who dedicate their careers to giving back to the people who make our community. 

Featured Nurses:

Kerrie Peck

Registered Nurse
Baptist Health Paducah

Valerie Millis

Registered Nurse
Lourdes Hospital

Kim Brown

Registered Nurse
Baptist Health Paducah

Tim Butterbaugh

Registered Nurse
Lourdes Hospital

About National Nurses Week

Nurses are the unsung heroes of the healthcare community and this week we celebrate their heroic acts and dedication. National Nurses week starts May 6th and ends May 12th on Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Florence is remembered as the “Lady with the Lamp” who made endless night rounds to attend to the wounded and greatly impacted proper medical care in the 19th and 20th century.


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Paducah Economic Development

Paducah Economic Development would like to thank Baptist Health,  and Lourdes for their support this week as we feature the stories of their nurses. We are thankful for all 7,000+ healthcare workers in the greater Paducah region that keep our community healthy and strong.  Click on the link above to read more about these nurses who are making a difference in our community.