Dear PIANO Members,
Welcome to another decade of this century! From rebuilding after a recession to completion of the human gene mapping, the resilience of humankind has been on display. Recently, the novel corona virus brought a global pandemic that shook the healthcare system and the carefree lives across the world. But even amidst the fear and panic, there were front-line heroes who risked their lives to be a beacon of hope for the terrified community. While many other professional groups withdrew to their adobe for safety, the healthcare workers got up and faced the challenges of inadequate resources, increasing rates of infections and limited comprehension of the evolving virus.
In a year befitted for its dedication to nurses, we exhibited extraordinary resilience and adaptability. I applaud and celebrate each one of you for being the source of hope for the suffering. Your adaptability to the changing world and courage to risk your lives for others are truly commendable. As president of PIANO, I would like to share my vision for our organization. With the advances in both the understanding of the novel corona virus and constraints of the healthcare system, the opportunities are endless to engage and be part of innovative solutions and community awareness. I would also like to promote an active investment in nurturing your leadership skills and honing professional talents. I expect nothing less than excellence from my team where we set standards with dedication, competence, and benchmark deliverable.
As a minority nursing organization in the keystone state, we will strive to get better with each day of learning to forge our path forward. I understand that it will be challenging at times, but I believe together we can learn, grow, and transform. I am a strong believer that we can achieve anything, if as a team we are determined and steadfast. I look forward to your zeal and commitment in realizing our common objectives.
Santhosh Sunny RN, MSN, CEN