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BEAUMONT HEALTH IS LEAD SPONSOR OF NAANA 2016 ANGEL OF MERCY BANQUET OCTOBER 20

Detroit, MI, OCTOBER 7, 2016 – The National American Arab Nurses Association (NAANA) announces that Beaumont Health will be its lead sponsor at the Partner level for the 2016 Angel of Mercy Awards Banquet on Thursday, October 20. Mohammad Rustom, president of NAANA, said, “We are honored by the support the new Beaumont Health has given NAANA for our 5th year of honoring the contributions of Arab American nurses in our community. This is a major boost to NAANA because it underscores the importance of Arab American nurses in the eight-hospital system, the largest healthcare system in our state.” Susan Grant, RN, BSN, executive vice president and chief nursing officer of Beaumont Health, said, “Beaumont is proud to partner with NAANA as it recognizes the importance of Arab American nurses in the care of our patients and nursing as a critical profession in our society.”

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DRS. MARILYN MCFARLAND & HIBA WEHBE-ALAMAH TO KEYNOTE ANGEL OF MERCY BANQUET & HOLD HEALTHCARE CULTURAL COMPETENCE SEMINAR OCTOBER 20, 2016

[DETROIT, MI] JULY 25, 2016 – The National American Arab Nurses Association (NAANA) announces that its 2016 Angel of Mercy Awards Banquet will feature international cultural competence experts Drs. Marilyn McFarland and Hiba Wehbe-Alamah as keynote speakers. It will be held at Byblos Banquets, 7258 Chase Road in Dearborn on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. Drs. McFarland and Wehbe-Alamah will present “Reflection in the Mirror: The Do’s and Don’ts of Transcultural Communication.”

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NOTED COMMUNITY HEALER TO KEYNOTE ANGEL OF MERCY AWARDS BANQUET OCTOBER 29, 2015
- ANGEL OF MERCY AND SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS PRESENTED & FOOD DRIVE FOR ST. FRANCIS CABRINI CLINIC

[Detroit, MI] JULY 31, 2015 – The National American Arab Nurses Association (NAANA) will hold its fourth Angel of Mercy Awards Banquet at Byblos Banquets, 7258 Chase Road in Dearborn on Thursday, October 29, 2015, at 5:30 p.m.Sister Mary Ellen Howard, RSM, former executive director of St. Francis Cabrini Clinic, Detroit, will keynote the event.

Rose Khalifa, founder and president of NAANA, said, “The contributions of nurses often go without public acknowledgement. We know that there are several nurses who positively impact the health and well-being of the Arab American community daily, whether they are Arab American themselves or unselfishly serve the community’s needs for care. The board of NAANA believes that we can accomplish the dual purpose of elevating these nurses as well as showcase nursing as a viable career choice for Arab Americans in our community.

A woman of faith, a nurse whose compassion and service crossed racial and ethnic lines, Sr. Mary Ellen Howard could not be a better representative of what nurses can do when they extend themselves beyond what is expected to what is possible.”

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NAANA'S ANGEL OF MERCY AWARD NOMINATIONS AND NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS OPEN;
ANGEL OF MERCY AWARD BANQUET SET FOR OCTOBER 29, 2015

[Detroit, MI] APRIL 22, 2015 – The National American Arab Nurses Association (NAANA) will hold its fourth Angel of Mercy Awards Banquet at Byblos Banquets, 7258 Chase Road in Dearborn on Thursday, October 29, 2015, at 5:30 p.m.

Rose Khalifa, founder and president of NAANA, said, “The contributions of nurses often go without public acknowledgement. We know that there are nurses who positively impact the health and well-being of the Arab American community daily, whether they are Arab American themselves or unselfishly serve the community’s needs for care. The board of NAANA believes that we can accomplish the dual purpose of elevating these nurses as well as showcasing nursing as a viable career choice for Arab Americans.”

NAANA named this special recognition of Arab American nurses the Angel of Mercy Award because the Arabic phrase for nurse translates to “angel of mercy.” Nominations for the Angel of Mercy awards are being accepted through June 30 at www.n-aana.org.

Another highlight of the annual banquet is the scholarship awards. Arab American nursing students can apply to receive cash awards for tuition or books if they are attending an accredited nursing school. The deadline for scholarship applications is also June 30. Students can find the application and requirements at www.n-aana.org.

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NAANA TO HOLD PUBLIC BLOOD DRIVE & JOB FAIR ON MAY 21 AT HYPE ATHLETIC

[Detroit, MI] APRIL 21, 2015 – The National American Arab Nurses Association (NAANA) Student Nurses Committee will hold its first Blood Drive and Job Fair at HYPE Athletics, 23302 W. Warren Ave., Dearborn Heights, MI 48127, from noon till 5:45 p.m.

Rose Khalifa, founder and president of NAANA, said, “In May, our nation recognizes the contributions of nurses during National Nurses Week. Our student nurses wanted to give something back to the community during that time by holding a blood drive and job fair, which are open to the public.”

In cooperation with the American Red Cross, the blood drive will take place from 12 till 5:45 p.m. to help address the need for blood as the summer season approaches. To register to donate blood, please click here or copy this link into your Internet Explorer 8 or above, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser:

http://www.redcrossblood.org/give/drive/driveSearch.jsp

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