Thursday, May 6, 2010

Thank You for Being a Nurse

Join us in celebrating Nurses' Week! LifeBridge Health has scheduled a number of activities during Nurses' Week (May 6-12) to celebrate our dedicated nurses.

Sinai Hospital kicked off festivities yesterday with a Nursing Luncheon that featured keynote speaker Bertice Berry, Ph.D. The Sinai nurse of the year, Jean Becker, RN, was recognized and presented with an award. There will also be a social tomorrow in the Greenspring Cafe from 4 to 8 p.m.

Northwest Hospital has a theme of Northwest Nursing Team 2010: Caring for a Healthier Tomorrow. Their celebratory breakfast included raffles, prizes and trivia contests. The Northwest nursing winners were announced and are: Victoria Cardonigara, RN, Clinical Care Coordinator, GRCU Team/Nurse of the Year; Audrey Allen, CNA IMC Team/Nursing Technician of the Year; Sandra Lynch, Unit Clerk/Preceptor of the Year; and Karen Quarles, Unit Clerk of the Year.

Levindale began today with their festivities by hosting a breakfast. There also will be light appetizers available from 2 to 4 p.m. this afternoon; a distribution of gifts tomorrow, boxed lunch on Saturday, Ice Cream Day on Sunday and Monday, and awards presented on Monday.

Courtland Gardens celebrating by hosting a series of games, allowing weekend staff to wear jeans, hosting a staff/resident breakfast at 8:45 a.m. Monday, and hosting a potluck on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m.

Congratulations to the nursing winners and thank you to all of our nurses! Meanwhile, are you a patient who wants to recognize a nurse? Our Champions of Care program is a great way to do just that.

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