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Monday, April 29, 2019

Three Free Community Screenings of ‘The American Nurse’ at HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus Offered in Celebration of National Nurses Week

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The public is invited to three free screenings of the award-winning documentary “The American Nurse” in honor of National Nurses Week in the auditorium of HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus, 75 Mary’s Ave. in Kingston, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). The screenings will take place on May 8 at 8 a.m., May 9 at 7:30 p.m. and May 10 at 2 p.m.

The screenings are open to all members of the community, including HealthAlliance nursing staff members and Ulster BOCES nursing students. National Nurses Week, May 6–12, is a time for individuals, employers, nurses, other healthcare professionals and community leaders to recognize the central role the nursing profession plays in delivering healthcare. The United States has more than four million registered nurses.

Nurses advocate for health promotion, educate patients and the public on the prevention of illness and injury, provide care, participate in rehabilitation and offer support. Their round-the-clock presence, observation skills and vigilance save lives.

“The American Nurse” offers a moving, in-depth portrait of five registered nurses whose empathy and selflessness lead them to serve those dealing with a miscarriage, old age, war, poverty and prison life.

It has received rave reviews, with a perfect 100 percent score on the Rotten Tomatoes review-aggregation website — meaning every critic who reviewed the film liked it.

The 2014 film runs 1 hour 21 minutes. Its trailer is available at tinyurl.com/American-Nurse.

Each HealthAlliance screening will include free refreshments.

“HealthAlliance is grateful to Carolyn Jones, the film’s writer-director and executive producer, and Lisa Frank, its producer, for letting the hospital show the film at no charge during National Nurses Week,” said Gerry Harrington, HealthAlliance’s marketing coordinator and one of the screening’s organizers.

Reservations are preferred.

To learn more about the screening or to reserve a spot, call Harrington at 845-334-4760.