Oak Crest Celebrates 2017 National Nurses Week

Parkville, Maryland--For residents of Oak Crest, the nurses of the Erickson Living retirement community provide comfort, compassionate medical care when needed and daily encouragement to achieve health and wellness goals.

That’s why Oak Crest celebrates National Nurses Week throughout May 6-12.  This year’s theme, created by the American Nurses Association, is “Nursing: The Balance of Mind, Body and Spirit.”

Oak Crest employs 54 RNs and 49 LPNs.  They serve a variety of roles in the community’s continuing care neighborhoods, providing direct care, specialized assessments, educational training, quality assurance, safety skills, managerial leadership and administrative support.

Pamela Spry has served as the Director of Nursing for three years.  She began her career at Oak Crest in 2005 as a Quality Assurance Nurse and noted that her team possesses special qualities in performing their duties.

“Our nurses have a true love for our residents and an appreciation for the gifts of age: wisdom, authenticity, kindness.  They have a passion to support our residents to live their lives fully,” stated Mrs. Spry.   

The personal interaction between residents and the nurses is a source of satisfaction for Mrs. Spry.

“The nursing team is compassionate and dedicated to the residents we serve.  We take great pride in what we do, and our goal is always to meet our resident where he or she is and let the resident be the leader of the team,” she said.

Oak Crest is commemorating National Nurses Week with a variety of activities, including a breakfast and dinner on May 9, a Blessing of the Hands with the Pastoral Ministries Department, prize giveaways and special raffles.

For more information regarding career opportunities at Oak Crest, including health care positions, please visit: https://jobs.ericksonliving.com.

About Oak Crest:  Oak Crest is one of nineteen continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living.  Located in Parkville, Maryland the scenic 87-acre campus is home to more than 2,100 residents.  Oak Crest is the ideal greater Baltimore retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.