Media Advisory - ONA 1st Vice-President at Mount Sinai Hospital as RNs
celebrate Nursing Week 2010

TORONTO, May 9 /CNW/ - Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) First Vice-President Vicki McKenna, RN will join Vice-President Andy Summers, RN in an early-morning site visit to nurses at Mount Sinai Hospital tomorrow.

The visit is part of Nursing Week 2010 celebrations and will begin at 7:00 am. National Nursing Week is May 10 to 16 and ONA nurses will celebrate across the province.

ONA's theme for Nursing Week 2010 is "Celebrate our Nurses: The Heart of Health Care" and site visits to nurses are intended to help them celebrate. Despite large nursing cuts across the province, this is a week to celebrate the skills and professionalism our nurses bring to health care.

ONA is the union representing 55,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals, as well as more than 12,000 nursing student affiliates providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health, the community, clinics and industry.

    WHAT:  ONA 1st Vice-President Vicki McKenna, RN and VP Andy Summers, RN,
           Visit Mount Sinai Hospital Nurses to Celebrate Nursing Week

    WHEN:  May 10, 2010 from 7:00 to 9:30 am

    WHERE: Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Avenue, Toronto, ON

SOURCE Ontario Nurses' Association

For further information: For further information: Ontario Nurses' Association, Sheree Bond, (416) 964-8833, ext. 2430, cell: (416) 986-8240; Melanie Levenson, (416) 964-8833, ext. 2369

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