NEWBURGH, Ind. (WEHT) – Nurses at Deaconess and St. Vincent got a surprise delivery, but they’ll have to wait a few days to open it.
It’s a part of statewide movement to give back to nurses working the nightshift during Daylight Saving.
WGU Indiana is delivering kits to nurses throughout the state for those who have to work an extra hour when clocks are set back this weekend.
The packages are loaded with snacks and other goodies to help the nurses stay alert and get through the night.
Organizers estimate roughly 400 nurses in the tristate will benefit from this year’s program.
“One of the best parts for a lot of us in the office is the emails we get after the fact. We’ll get pictures from the nurses with a 4 a.m. Timestamp and it’s them holding the box or wearing the sleep mask. One year we gave out little stress owls because that’s our mascot, so all of them kind of posing with that and it just goes to show a little goes a long way.”
2,700 nurses from 125 different hospitals in the state will receive deliveries this weekend.
(This story was originally published on October 30, 2019)