Huntington Hospital Emergency Department Nurse Selected to Ride Historic Float
Huntington Memorial Hospital has joined together with healthcare organizations from across the country to sponsor the first-ever Rose Parade float recognizing the nursing profession.
"Nurses play an important role as members of the healthcare team and make a big difference in the lives of patients and their families every single day," said Bonnie Kass, vice president and chief nursing executive at Huntington Hospital. “We are pleased to honor nurses worldwide with our Rose Parade participation, especially the extraordinary nursing staff we have at Huntington Hospital."
Suko Davies, RN, will represent Huntington Hospital as a rider on this historic float. Davies, an emergency department nurse, has been caring for patients at Huntington Hospital for 30 years. She is a graduate of Pasadena City College (PCC) nursing school and will ride alongside current PCC students Ariel Eby and Nicole Brown as well as seven other nurses.
"Suko embodies everything that nursing represents," said Karen Knudsen, BSN, RN, Huntington Hospital emergency department manager. “She is compassionate, caring and kind. Suko is passionate about the art of nursing and being able to have a meaningful impact on those that she cares for.”
The nurses’ float was built entirely with funds raised by Bare Root Inc., a nonprofit founded by five Southern California nurses in 2007 upon hearing that Sally Bixby, RN, was selected to serve as president of the 2013 Tournament of Roses. Bixby is the first nurse to serve in this role. Bare Root founders seized the opportunity to honor nurses worldwide, showcasing the unique characteristics of nurses through the nature-themed float, “A Healing Place.” For more information about the nurses’ float, visit Flowers4theFloat.org.