All this week, health care providers across the United States will be celebrating National Nurses Week.
And like they have been doing for the past five years, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital performed their Blessing of the Hands ceremony Tuesday morning.
Throughout the day, the hospital chaplains offered blessing for the nurse's hands and all the work they do.
"Being a nurse, almost everything is related to touch, and I consider it an affirmation and acknowledgement in appreciation for what they do," said Kimberly Smith, Coordinator of Spiritual Care.
Next week, Phoebe will be recognizing one special nurse as they announce their 2013 nurse of the year.
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