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Health Unit Coordinator Recognition Week
August 23, 2021 @ 00:00 - August 30, 2021 @ 00:00 CDT
Myrna LaFleur, who became the NAHUC founding president, invited several interested persons to meet with her in Phoenix, Arizona, on August 23, 1980, to discuss the formation of an association for health unit coordinators. This was the first meeting and resulted in selecting the name of the association. Each year thereafter, August 23 has been declared Health Unit Coordinator Day by many mayors and governors nationwide, who issue proclamations declaring August 23 “Health Unit Coordinator Day”. Beginning in 2017, NAHUC expanded the recognition period to a full week: August 23-29.