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Becker's AvaSure eBook - More than Heroes
Servant leadership and the promise of nursing's bright future
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Read our Becker's and AvaSure eBook discussing the effects of COVID on the nursing workforce and how to support them.


In early 2019, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, director-general of the World Health Organization, proposed making 2020 "the year of the nurse and midwife." The proposal was meant to honor nurses as healthcare's "bridges" — the crucial connective links between the community and the complex healthcare ecosystem. The announcement was well-timed, given that 2020 would mark the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth, the woman widely considered to be the founder of modern nursing. Dr. Ghebreyesus' proposal would prove prescient, though it gave no indication of the devastation to come.

2020 would indeed become "the year of the nurse," testing the professionals who hold so much of healthcare together in unprecedented ways. The bridges would bend but not break. And by year's end, their immeasurable importance would be clear to all.

In January 2021, Becker's Hospital Review and AvaSure – a provider of virtual remote monitoring and telehealth services, whose platform has been used by hundreds of hospitals to reduce nurses' exposure to COVID-19 and allowed nurses...

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