NCH Nurses Re­ceive Awards dur­ing Na­tional Nurses Week

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Nurses cel­e­brated Na­tional Nurses Week May 6-12 (May 12 is the birth­date of nurse icon, Florence Nightin­gale) all over the globe, as well as at North Coun­try Hospi­tal.

Last Wed­nes­day evening, with at­ten­dance of nearly 70, guests at the East Side’s Dancing Sail cel­e­bra­tion waited anx­iously for the an­nounce­ment of the Nurs­ing Ex­cel­lence Award win­ners. His­tor­i­cally, the hospi­tal has awarded one nurse the an­nual ac­co­lade, but this year the com­mit­tee im­ple­mented a new pro­gram to in­clude four av­enues of ser­vice, ty­ing in to the hospi­tal’s mis­sion.

Pic­tured here are the four nurs­ing ex­cel­lence re­cip­i­ents: Charla Nadeau (Ma­ter­nal/Child) re­ceived the “com­mit­ment to pro­fes­sional growth” award, Tif­fany Niles (In­ten­sive Care Unit) re­ceived the “com­mit­ment to cus­tomer ser­vice,” Bruce Muir (Med­i­cal/Sur­gi­cal floor) re­ceived the “com­mit­ment to the com­mu­nity,” and Ellen Ap­ple (Ma­ter­nal/Child) re­ceived the “com­mit­ment to qual­ity” award.

Brenda Neff, RN and Vice Pres­i­dent of Pa­tient Care Ser­vices for North Coun­try Hospi­tal wel­comed the crowd and pre­sented the awards. “I’ve been here a few short months and al­ready feel like this is a fam­ily here at North Coun­try. Our nurses are just great and I think I know ev­ery­one by name al­ready.”

Med­i­cal Staff Pres­i­dent, Dr. Jennifer Ladd also spoke to the group, adding “the med­i­cal staff re­lies on you for ab­so­lutely ev­ery­thing, and we have the ut­most con­fi­dence in your abil­ity to not get only get the job done, but know that you al­ways go above and be­yond. This is such a hu­man­is­tic pro­fes­sion, and your com­pas­sion comes through ev­ery time.”

The evening was topped off with a mono­logue by soon re­tir­ing Dr. Peter Har­ris, who has the abil­ity to take health­care hu­mor to a new level. He had the crowd roar­ing with laugh­ter – and you know what they say, laugh­ter is the best medicine.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all North Coun­try Hospi­tal, Derby Green, Spe­cialty Clinic, Prac­tice and Ad­min­is­tra­tive nurses, not only for the cel­e­bra­tion last week, but for ev­ery week over the course of the year.

Photo cour­tesy

Nurses Charla Nadeau, Tif­fany Niles, Bruce Muir

and Ellen Ap­ple, are the 2014 North

Coun­try Hospi­tal Nurs­ing Ex­cel­lence

award re­cip­i­ents.

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