The Group is named after the world renowned English nurse Ms. Florence Nightingale, the pioneer of nursing and modern hospital management, a vision and mission the Group strives to continuously improve as well as carry forward the patient care standards set forth by the “Lady with the Lamp”*.
Florence, a humble social British reformer and statistician, was born on May 12, 1820 in Florence, Italy, and died on August 13, 1910 in Mayfair, London (United Kingdom).
Florence Nightingale became known through and for her contributions of aiding the wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. She was deployed on October 21st, 1854 at the main British camp base along with 38 volunteer women nurses trained on her behalf.
Poor conditions and overworked medical staff resulted in short supplies, neglected hygiene and mass – often fatal – infections.
Nightingale’s deployment delivered improvements in organization, hygiene and care. Handwashing and other related practices were soon after her arrival implemented and as a result of more efficient medical care, death rates drastically dropped, something for which she never claimed credit for.
*Lady with the Lamp: a nickname gained by Ms. Florence Nightingale for saving thousands of lives during the Crimean War.