Nurses Who Take Action
It is important we help guide the healthcare system & Standards.
1st Medical Mission to Ghana
Together we served over 800 villagers in four different rural communities in the Volta Region of Ghana. On this trip, we treated a wide range of conditions including but not limited to skin infections, respiratory infections, wounds, minor aches and pains, sexually transmitted infections, and many cases of malaria.
2nd Medical Mission to Ghana
Over the course of six clinic days (two days each in three different remote villages) we evaluated and treated 1065 patients. Conditions treated on this mission included but were not limited to hypertension, diabetes, skin infections, respiratory infections, wounds, minor aches and pains, sexually transmitted infections, and many cases of malaria.
Safe Nurse Staffing
Since 2016 we have collaborated with NursesTakeDC to educate the public, our colleagues, and our legislators about the importance of safe staffing and how understaffing harms Nurses and our patients.
A Tranquility Room in Las Vegas for Healthcare Workers
Months after the tragic Las Vegas shooting, front line Nurse were still grappling with the stress and emotional trauma of working the mass casualty. SMYS members stepped up by financing a sanctuary room in the hospital. It was designed by Nurses for Nurses to offer a place for them to rest, decompress, and find tranquility for a few minutes during their often chaotic shifts.
Responding to Natural Disasters
When Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast, SMYS members were among the first on the ground rendering aid, organizing and coordinating supplies and other needs. SMYS partnered with Physician Moms Group to raise money to rebuild infrastructure and area schools. Once again the Nation of Nurses rose to the challenge of helping those in need when disaster struck.
Adopting Families for Christmas
SMYS members have adopted hundreds of families to provide Christmas gifts in the form of toys, clothes, and books, for children that would not otherwise experience the magic of Christmas. Some of these families suffered great losses from fires, natural disasters, unexpected death of loved ones, or having to suddenly deal with a disease leaving them unable to work.