March 22 was the start of the 7th Annual GI Nurses & Associate Week. We’re celebrating the tireless work of gastroenterology nurses and associates who come up with new and better ways to provide safe care for patients. Now more than ever, Cook Medical is thankful for the vital support and care they provide for their healthcare teams and patients.
This week also brings to mind one of our own, beloved champions of GI nurses—Marsha Dreyer. Before joining Cook Medical in 1984, she worked as a GI tech at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1974, Marsha became one of the earliest members of the Society of Gastrointestinal Assistants (SGA), and she was there in 1989 when that organization became the SGNA.
We know that healthcare professionals everywhere are facing complex and ever-changing situations, and we honor their unwavering commitment to safe and compassionate care. Thank you to the GI nurses, associates and other healthcare system professionals working to help us reach our shared goals, which are to protect the health and safety of employees, to maintain product supply, and to ensure that patients receive the care they need.