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Randolph Health workers gather to watch a parade in their honor.  Eric Abernethy / Randolph Hub

Thanks for all you do

On Thursday, May 11, did you wonder why a parade of emergency vehicles were circling Randolph Health — lights on, sirens blaring — but not looking for a place to park? 


Because it was a parade, actually. In honor of National Nurses Week, the Asheboro Fire and Rescue Department and vehicles from other local emergency agencies, including the Asheboro Police Department and Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, circled the hospital to put on a show of public support for nurses, who in turn were grateful for the recognition, as you can see from this group of nurses who wave to Asheboro firefighters as they drive by on Fayetteville Street. 

With some 4.2 million nurses employed nationwide, they make up the largest healthcare profession. The week, celebrated this year from May 7-13, is also known as National Hospital Week. The week was specifically delegated because Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, was born in 1820 on May 13.