As Boone Hospital Center prepared for 2020, which the World Health Organization and American Nursing Association had both declared the Year of the Nurse, our focus was on excellence, leadership and innovation. While we had not anticipated that the COVID-19 pandemic would affect and consume much of our activities, it did not distract from the priorities in our 2020 nursing annual plan or, more importantly, our high standards for safe, quality, patient-centered care. Following the ANA's slogan, our commitment to excel, lead and innovate as nurses was reflected in the countless ways we adapted, on an organizational, departmental and individual level, to the challenges and opportunities of 2020.
Our nurses’ remarkable accomplishments inspired us to call 2020 the Year of the Boone Nurse. Our commitment to excellent care is reflected in every page of our 2020 Nursing Services Annual Report.