The earliest hospital pins were created by fine jewelers.
Medical Pins issued to hospital personnel, predominantly doctors, is a tradition that has its roots in Nursing. Back in the late 1800’s Florence Nightingale began the tradition by being awarded The Red Cross of St. George for her selfless service during the war. She chose to turn this into a tradition and bestow lapel pins to graduating nurses at the Nightingale School of Nursing. All nurses graduating each year from their grueling coursework is given a nursing or medical pin to honor them as amazing individuals who commit to and make it through the rigorous training required to becoming a Nurse.
We make custom medical lapel pins!
As you can imagine, an array of colors, symbols, and styles are available to use in the designing of a Medical pin, and all of the ones that we have made here at The Monterey Company are simply exquisite and teeming with elegance.
The shape of nursing pins vary of course, and there is no one way or even a traditional way to make them. This could be what school the honored graduating nurse is from and what the year of graduation was. No matter what manner the Medical pin is designed in, the one thing that is clear is that these custom lapel pins are really more of a badge of honor than anything else. An acknowledgment of the grueling, time and labor intensive preparation each medical professional has had to go through to reach the completion of their training. For their tireless work and constant care of all of us in our time of need, we thank them and honor their achievement and dedication.