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PHILADELPHIA, May 12, 2020 — In celebration of this year’s National Nurses Week, Wambi announces the relaunch of Carepostcard, creating a centralized gratitude platform where the public can honor those on the frontlines battling COVID-19. Although people in healthcare have always been a pillar of society, the pandemic has brought to the forefront the heroic efforts of healthcare workers and has triggered a wave in sharing appreciation for them.
Tracey Moorhead, CEO and President of The American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN), remarks, “Long-Term and Post-Acute Care nurses are healthcare heroes for our nation’s most vulnerable populations. Now more than ever, long-term care nurses should know that their commitment and sacrifice is valued and appreciated by residents and families. AAPACN supports these nurse heroes. We are honored to partner with Carepostcard to ensure our members can receive and share recognition and gratitude for the critical roles they play in providing high quality healthcare.”
Each day, healthcare workers risk their own health and safety by caring for others. Caring for the sick has always been a challenge, but without the requisite PPE and ventilators, the challenge has increased 10-fold. Before COVID-19, burnout was already a major issue for nurses and physicians with over 53% experiencing substantial burnout symptoms.
In these unprecedented times, American citizens are following state and federal guidelines to stay home in order to slow the spread of the novel Coronavirus. Wambi CEO and Co-founder Rebecca Metter reveals, “As we stay home, feeling powerless as we virtually watch what’s unfolding, we can’t help but feel immense gratitude for those on the frontlines. Carepostcard provides a way for us to mobilize and meaningfully contribute in a safe and powerful way.”
Health IT company Wambi launched Carepostcard in July of 2017 to gather messages of gratitude from patients to those who cared for them while they were still in the care setting. That recognition could then be shared with the public to promote compassion and improved human experience in healthcare. Carepostcard is integrated with the Wambi platform in healthcare organizations nationwide, which delivers a real-time recognition and engagement platform for healthcare workers that is fueled by the voices of patients and families. Through sharing and receiving appreciation, Wambi fosters a culture of gratitude and improved staff engagement and patient experiences in healthcare settings.
“In these difficult times, it’s all the more important for healthcare workers to feel kindness, gratitude, and support,” says Wambi Co-founder Alex Coren. “By opening Carepostcard up to the public, we’ve evolved Carepostcard into something much bigger, showcasing and celebrating the stories, moments, and gratitude for those healthcare workers who have impacted our community at large.”
As people create Carepostcards, they can include personal stories of their own experience with healthcare workers, messages of gratitude to family members or friends on the frontlines, or a simple general thank you to the healthcare community. The Carepostcard rebrand and functionality updates also allow for authors to multiply the gratitude by sharing others’ posts to their social networks, all while maintaining the option to remain anonymous. Metter comments, “This will allow the healthcare community to see first-hand the outpouring of appreciation and love that our nation is feeling right now. Our goal is to uplift and inspire those on the frontlines as well as our communities.” Dr. David Shulkin, physician and former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, adds, “With the heroic acts by healthcare workers on display every day, there is no better time to let them know how much we admire and appreciate their dedication, skill, and caring. Send a Carepostcard today. It’s easy and powerful and needed now more than ever before.”
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There has never been a more important time to share gratitude with nurses, doctors and other healthcare workers battling COVID-19. Carepostcard allows you to meaningfully honor those on the frontlines by sharing your stories and thanks.
Carepostcard combines real-time gratitude from patients in hospitals and healthcare organizations with appreciation from the public to create a centralized hub to uplift, inspire, and further the Compassionate Care Movement. Whether it was a passing moment or a major event, share your voice with a Carepostcard.
Travis is the Patient Experience Ambassador for Wambi, where he helps share the importance of gratitude with healthcare providers. As a Stage 4 Brain Cancer survivor, Travis draws from his first-hand experience to connect with clinicians and share his perspective in ways that others cannot. The meaningful nature of his work is profound and positively impacts many clinicians in ways that permanently change their practice. He translates the importance of the resilience he learned through his experience to help not only patients, but the clinical team continue, even at the most difficult of times. Travis spends much of his free time volunteering with a local Patient & Family Advocacy Board and multiple young adult cancer survivor groups.
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May 6th is here, and in 2020 now more than ever retailers are showering nurses with discounts, free gifts, and other goodies. Keep reading for all the Nurses Week discounts and promotions we’ve discovered.
Take note, you may need to show your badge or enter your ID number to take advantage of some of these benefits.
The food delivery company is offering exclusive discounts to healthcare and frontline workers with ID verification.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Every Monday, Krispy Kreme is giving away free glazed doughnuts to healthcare workers. To claim, just go to a Krispy Kreme drive-thru, give the cashier your order and show them your employer badge. Limit up to five dozen per healthcare worker. Promotion ends May 12th.
Starbucks is offering a free tall brewed coffee (hot or iced) to first responders and healthcare workers all across the country until May 31st.
Sweetgreen, a fresh salad and bowl restaurant chain, is setting up free outposts at hospitals in their operational areas: CA, IL, MA, NY, MD, PA, VA, TX, and DC.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Healthcare workers and first responders can contact their local Tropical Smoothie location to have free smoothies delivered to your team.
Caffeine and energy bar company VERB is offering free bars to healthcare workers. Just text (415) 915-8372 to receive.
& Pizza is delivering free pizzas to anyone working in a hospital. Text #HERO to 200-03 with a picture of your ID for contactless delivery.
A free MiniBon Roll, BonBites, or a Cinnabon Classic is available during Nurses Week 2020. The promotion lasts from May 6th to 12th for nurses with a valid healthcare ID.
Heroes Collection cookie packages offered by Mrs. Field cookies are marked down 25% with the promo code “THANKS” to honor our nurses for Nurses Week 2020.
If you place an order of $20 or more, you can use the code “5off20” to get $5 off. Valid through May 17.
Sheetz is offering a free coffee to healthcare workers through June 1st.
Get 10% off your meal by showing a valid healthcare ID.
Take 15% off a Yoga Gift Set from Cheryl’s with the code “TAKE15” through December 31st, 2020.
Healthy Skin Solutions (HSN)
Nurses and teachers on their first purchase receive $10 off $20 on HSN.
Year-round deal, Sleep Number offers special deals and promotions, including 25% off on select mattresses, to nurses with valid ID.
Ginger is a behavioral health coaching app that is providing healthcare workers with free on-demand service. Download the app and email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
Balance, a personalized meditation app is offering free subscriptions for the next year to all users to help cope during this unsettling period.
CBD-wellness company Beam is offering discounts to all healthcare workers. Email email@example.com for a one-time 50% off discount on all beam products.
Headspace, a mindfulness and meditation app, is offering a free subscription to Headspace Plus to all healthcare workers in the U.S. through 2020. Click the link below to redeem.
Talkspace is offering 1,000 free months of therapy for impacted healthcare workers. To access, download the app and register/provide your NPI. Learn more.
Get 30% off sitewide with code “BETTEREVERYDAY” and 40% for medical professionals, teachers, and students (click “Learn More” at the top of the homepage).
All Seasons Uniforms
All Seasons is offering 20% off scrubs and lab coats with promo code “NURSE20”; the deal will run for the duration of Nurses Week 2020.
Starting 5/3, ModCloth is launching a #ModClothHeroes discount that will give healthcare workers and teachers 30% off of their products.
20% of select items during Nurses Week 2020! Discount codes not required; check the link for details.
Uniform Advantage offers 30% off select scrubs, 50% off select prints, and free expedited shipping for orders over $125. Offers are available until the end of Nurses Week, May 12th.
For essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Skechers is offering 30% off certain products until May 31st.
Medical professionals and military members receive 40% sitewide on Adidas.com.
Footwear company Aerosoles is donating pairs of sneakers to healthcare workers. Email them here to request a pair: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crocs shoes is giving away a limited number of Crocs to healthcare workers each day. Go here to submit for a free pair.
Moscot is offering a free pair of eyeglasses to healthcare workers on the frontlines of COVID-19. To order your free pair, you just need to fill out this form on their website.
At any Westgate location you can get 10% off using code “NURSE10” at checkout. Valid ID is required at check-in. This promotion is year-round.
Sanitized vacation homes are available from Better Vacations in Indianapolis and Las Vegas for nurses and hospital workers fighting COVID-19. Available with valid ID. Check-in must be before May 15th.
For all healthcare personnel BP is offering 50 cents off per gallon of gas at all Amoco and BP locations.
Delta has announced that they are providing free flights to Georgia, Louisiana and Michigan for medical professionals flying to areas with a surge in coronavirus cases, and they may expand into other states in the future.
Hilton and American Express have partnered to offer free rooms across the US to healthcare workers. Through the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, members can access these rooms here. Reservations can be made in up to 7-day increments until May 31st.
Mint House is offering 50% off extended stay accommodations in March to support those who need a place to work or stay.
The Deal: If you’re ready for a vacation at any time, Disney has nurses covered at the Swan and Dolphin resorts. To get the discount, you have to call 800-227-1500 and mention the code DREAMS. Just be sure to tell them you’re a nurse at the time of your booking (note: currently closed due to COVID-19).
American Nurses Association (ANA)
The Deal: American Nurses Association is hosting a webinar called “Nurses4Us: Elevating the Profession.” It because on May 4, 2020 and will run at various times.
Continuing Education Classes for Nurses
Prospective nurses can enjoy free online courses provided by the Nurse Journal. These courses are an exceptional opportunity to learn about becoming a nurse, and serve as a recruiting tool for institutions. Courses are available year-round.
NetCE offers credits from online courses in the state of Georgia for continuing your education. Courses are available for free that offer credits
Eko is offering $20 off their EKO Core Digital Stethoscope using the code “NERDYNURSE” in honor of Nurses Week.
NurseDeal Nurse Mystery Box
NurseDeals.com is holding a raffle of 20 of their Nurse Mystery Boxes. Valued at $149, the box can include highly valued nursing gear for 20 lucky winners.
During Nurses Week, Relias Academy is offering a 25% discount to nurses on their All Success Subscription. Use code “NURSEWEEK25” to apply discount.
For Nurses Week 2020, Amazon has a vast selection of free and discounted nursing books on Kindle.
While school is out, Audible has curated a selection of audiobooks for kids of all ages free of charge.
Until May 31st, Lovesac is offering 40% off to essential workers during these trying times for their ‘Sac’ and ‘Sactional’ products.
If you like doing physical activities during your downtime, Atlanta Rocks offers 10% off for nurses with a valid identification all year round (note: currently closed due to COVID-19).
When National Nurses Week 2020 is over, many of these deals will still be in play. And after all, it is The Year of the Nurse. So let’s continue to share appreciation for our nurses, midwives, and other nursing support staff every day!
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