Healthcare Holidays And Observances

I work in a hospital setting in Lab Services. Last month we had National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week - April 19-25, 2020  (Last Full Week of April) and we are currently celebrating Hospital week (May 10 - 16) and National Nurses Week (May 6-12). These are near and dear to my heart so I thought I'd check the internet to see what other healthcare related observances and holidays existed. As an attestation to the many facets of healthcare, check out http://www.holidays-and-observances.com/health-holidays.html. 

Here's an excerpt from that website. Have some fun with this and recognize your healthcare associates! Thank you for all that you do!!

May 2020 Weekly Holidays: (Sorted Alphabetically)
  • Canadian Immunization Awareness Week - Second week in May
  • Emergency Medical Services Week (EMS) - May 17-23, 2020 (Third Week in May)
  • Food Allergy Awareness Week - May 10-16, 2020
  • MCS Awareness Week or Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Week- Second Week in May
  • Medical Transcriptionist Week - Third week in May
  • National Alcohol & Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week - May 3-9, 2020 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week - May 3-9, 2020
  • National Eosinophil Awareness Week - May 17-23, 2020 (Third Week in May)
  • National Hospital Week - May 10-16, 2020 (Second Week in May)
  • National Nurses Week - May 6-12
  • National Nursing Home Week - May 10-16, 2020 (Starts on Mother's Day to Following Saturday)
  • National Physical Education and Sports Week - May 1-7 (First Week in May)
  • National Women's Health Week - May 10-16, 2020
  • North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH) - May 3-9, 2020 (First Full Week in May)
  • Older Americans Mental Health Week - May 24-30, 2020 (Last Full Week in May) 
  • Root Canal Awareness Week - May 3-9, 2020
  • World Schizophrenia Awareness Week - May 18-24, 2020
Posted by Deborah Meeks on May 13, 2020 8:32 PM America/Chicago

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