Health Unit Coordinators Day
Health Unit Coordinators Day is observed in August. The end of World War II brought on a multitude of changes to our country, including changes to the healthcare industry. Hospitals found themselves caring for an influx of patients, straining physicians’ and nurses’ ability to efficiently care for them all. Nurses stepped up to help physicians by taking on more duties and the need for clerical and administrative help became critical. In order to maintain the focus of nurses on patient care, a new health profession emerged: the Health Unit Coordinators. Hospitals have continued to grow and Health Unit Coordinators have since become a staple in facility staff.
Health Unit Coordinators Day reocgnizes the importance of Health Unit Coordinators, which help keep facilities running smoothly for the communities and residents they serve. In California’s Healthcare Districts alone, hundreds of capable Health Unit Coordinators make a difference in the lives of all they touch. Without their help, nurses would have to spend more time setting up charts for patients, ordering lab tests, x-rays, transcribing physician orders, doing payroll and scheduling, etc. Instead, nurses are able to focus on patient care and assisting physicians, giving physicians in turn, more time to focus on diagnostics and treatments.
Personalized Cause supports Health Unit Coordinators Day.