3rd Annual Healing Hands Helping Heroes

November 2, 2017


The 3rd Annual Healing Hands Helping Heroes will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at City Winery in Nashville, TN to benefit the AORN of Middle Tennessee and REBOOT Combat Recovery.

Last year our talent, generous donors and sponsors allowed us to accomplish the following through this event:

  • Provide nine (9) AORN delegates with scholarships to attend the National AORN Symposium and Expo

  • Provide quarterly scholarships to select chapter members to complete the Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) exam or attend a Continued Education Offering

  • Reinstate The AORN Chapter Nurse of the Year Award

  • Provided 25 full REBOOT Combat Recovery scholarships to hurting military families in Middle TN to our combat trauma healing course. These scholarships included meals, childcare, curriculum and even one-on-one mentorship

Over the last several years, we have observed the hard work and dedication that the perioperative nurses in Middle TN have provided to the patients in our community. AORN is a non-profit membership association that was established in 1954 to promote safety and optimal outcomes by providing practice support and professional development opportunities to perioperative nurses. Since the founding, the association has expanded to include more than 275 U.S. chapters.

REBOOT Combat Recovery was founded in 2011 by a licensed occupational therapist specializing in traumatic brain injury and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). REBOOT exists to address the overlooked spiritual aspects of combat trauma. The program focuses on issues of identity, false guilt, forgiveness, and building an environment of healing. This organization has provided our chapter with many learning opportunities. Service members and their families will be assisted by receiving therapy with money generated from this event.

Our goal is to continue our raise money to support these two incredible organizations and the work they do in our community. Thank you in advance for your consideration and willingness to support our veterans and perioperative nurses who provide patient care in our community.

Healing Hands Helping Heroes

On November 10th the Middle TN Chapter of AORN paired with Reboot Combat Recovery to host the second annual "Healing Hands Helping Heroes" benefit. Guests participated in a silent auction, enjoyed a dinner buffet, and award winning country artists. The proceeds of this event will benefit Reboot and provide funds for nine chapter delegates to attend AORN's Global Surgical Conference and Expo as well as support continued learning opportunities for chapter members.