2016 marks the 30th anniversary of HCR staff members maintaining Lillian Wald’s gravesite
HCR Home Care held two special ceremonies Monday, May 9, to commemorate National Nurses Week.
- A remembrance ceremony at the company’s patient memorial garden honored HCR patients who have passed away or touched the lives of staff members.
- HCR held a ceremony at the gravesite of Lillian Wald, the founder of community health nursing in the U.S. During the ceremony, HCR nurses and officials placed a wreath at the gravesite at Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester.
HCR staff members have assisted with the upkeep of Wald’s gravesite, such as planting flowers and maintaining the nearby grounds, for 30 years. Raised in Rochester, Lillian Wald championed nursing education and a variety of social issues, coining the term “public health nurse” for nurses who worked outside hospitals in poor communities. Listed among the Jewish Women’s Archive’s Women of Valor, Wald also helped found the National Organization for Public Health Nursing and Columbia University’s School of Nursing.
National Nurses Week, May 6 through 12, recognizes the role nurses play in delivering the highest level of quality care to their patients and acknowledges the strong commitment, compassion and care nurses display in their practice and profession.
About HCR Home Care
Founded in 1978, HCR Home Care (hcrhealth.com) is a leading provider of home health services to patients, physicians and other health care professionals across New York state. The company’s quality and services are routinely recognized nationally and statewide, including being named in the top 25 percent of agencies by HomeCare Elite™ and receiving the Rochester Business Ethics Award. HCR is certified and approved for Medicare, Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans.