|Mercy Hospital Celebrates 2015 Nursing Excellence Awards|
News Release: May 12, 2015
Mercy Hospital Celebrates 2015 Nursing Excellence Awards
“These nurses are truly committed to our mission of providing compassionate, patient-centered care,” said Carla Campbell, Chief Nursing Officer.
2015 Nursing Excellence Award Honorees and how their peers describe them:
Jacqueline Ave Maria, RN, 10th Floor- “This nurse gives unconditional love to all her patients; she does this by providing patient centered care. The most rewarding part of learning from her seeing many of her patients come to tears and thank her for providing the best nursing care they have ever been given.”
Mary Doyle, RN, Emergency Department- “Her knowledge and expertise is that of an exemplary clinical practitioner founded within the core values of service and trust in the Spirit and attributes of the Sisters of Mercy and Careful Nursing."
Jack Kamenske, RN, 10th Floor- “He works with others in the unit to ensure the patient comes first. He is very high energy and uses this energy to make his patients feel comfortable and respected. His patients trust him and know he is there for their best interest, a true advocate. Just go on the floor where he works and ask any patient he has cared for and they will know his name.”
Mary Pat Kerwin, RN, Labor & Delivery-“Our nominee exemplifies a true leader. She goes out of her way to support her fellow nurses. When there is any emergent situation I know I can depend on her ability to jump in and assist without any questions asked. For nurses and patients you can always approach her with questions or ask for assistance-she always helps out. She is very reliable and willing to sacrifice her own personal time for the safety of the unit. She will help you with your patients even if she has a full load herself.”
Any nurse can be nominated for the nursing excellence awards; nurses can be nominated by peers or any health care provider including physicians, physical therapist, etc. Nurses must exhibit the concepts of Caring Nursing as defined by Mercy’s Shared Governance Council. Members from C.O.R.E. Council of Shared Governance then review the nominees and select the top four (4) nurses based on who had the most examples of the Caring Nursing Concepts. Awards were presented by Mary Ann Mahon-Huels, Chair, Mercy’s Women’s Board, Carol Schneider, President & CEO and Carla Campbell, RN, Chief Nursing Officer. Each recipient also received a $1,000 education grant, generously provided by Mercy Hospital Women’s Board.
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