The Niagara Health System recognized twelve outstanding nursing professionals during the Nursing Awards of Excellence. The award categories were refreshed this year to better reflect the work taking place at the Niagara Health System by a team of more than 2,000 Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses.
“The nominations this year were fabulous as always and made it really difficult for the nominating committee to choose the winning recipients, ” says Derek McNally, Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive.
Here are some of the recipients of this year’s prestigious award.
Excellence in Customer Service: Laura White, Registered Practical Nurse, Inpatient Medicine/Acute Stroke Unit, Greater Niagara General Site
Laura is identified as someone who always goes above and beyond for her patients. Two examples of her work with end of life patients were provided in her nomination. Through her efforts, the patients and their families were able to spend quality time together and have lasting memories that were only possible with Laura’s assistance.
Rising Star: David Quinn, Registered Nurse, Inpatient Medicine/Acute Stroke Unit, Greater Niagara General Site
David has been working at NHS for less than a year but in that time he has received three compliment stars for his work with patients and families. One patient described him as “an angel on earth” for his kind and compassionate approach to care.
Learn about the other ten outstanding nurses that received Nursing Awards of Excellence.