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Chilton Hospital Commences ‘Thank A Nurse Thursday’ Campaign on Social Media Sites

At Chilton Hospital in Pompton Plains, NJ, appreciation for nurses will extend far beyond National Nurses Week, held annually from May 6 to 12.

The “Thank A Nurse Thursday” social media campaign, created by a collaboration between Chilton’s Marketing and Nursing departments, offers a new approach to showing appreciation to its caregivers. The campaign commenced on the hospital’s Facebook and Twitter pages on Thursday, April 5.

New posts are added each Thursday, highlighting a nurse of the week. His or her photo and department is included on the hospital’s Facebook page; a link to the photo is included on its Twitter news feed.

“The Thank A Nurse Thursday campaign sends a message to our community about the importance of nurse’s role in patient outcomes, while reinforcing our mission of personalized care,” explained Chilton Hospital VP and Chief Nurse Officer Joanne Reich, RN, MA, NE-A, BC. “As a community hospital, we’d like our neighbors to view us as part of their extended family, so we aim to familiarize them with our nursing staff to enhance the connection.” 

To view Chilton Hospital’s Facebook page, visit For the Twitter page, go to

Chilton Hospital is a fully accredited, 260-bed, acute-care, community hospital. It is a four-time recipient of the HealthGrades Specialty Excellence Award in Stroke, and Five-Star Rated for Stroke Care, the highest possible, for six years in a row. It is also Five-Star Rated for Joint Replacement and Total Knee Replacement for 2012. Chilton’s many services include minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgery, a state-of-the-art Emergency Department, a Pain Management center, the Sleep Health Institute, the Comprehensive Wound Healing/Hyperbaric Center, the Chilton Cancer Center, the Mother/Baby Center, an American Diabetes Association-recognized diabetes education program and a weight loss surgery program. Chilton has recently embarked on a $24 million modernization project, which includes the Cardiovascular Interventional Lab, the Comprehensive Breast Center and the Total Joint Center. The hospital is located at 97 West Parkway in Pompton Plains, NJ 07444. For more information about Chilton's facilities and services, or to find a doctor by name, specialty, or location, please visit or call 1-888-CHILTON.

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