Sarasota Memorial kicked off Nurses’ Week May 6 – 12 with a special Nurse of Excellence Ceremony honoring the contributions of outstanding nurses, PCTs/MSTs, educators and leaders.
The organization-wide award-winners were singled out from exceptional unit-based nominees from around the health system.
Above: The 2017 Nurses of Excellence, left to right, include Casey Manuel of the Emergency Care Center, with Chief Nursing Officer Connie Andersen, who helped present the awards, Kateri “Kiki” Eagle of Pediatrics, Trish O’Donnell of the PACU, Faith Dickmann of Open Heart Step Down and Greta Backstrom of the PICC Team.
The 2017 PCT/MSTs of Excellence, below from left, are Demetrius “Al” Swilley, Orthopedics, with awards presenter Chief Nursing Officer Connie Andersen, Richard Mellott of Surgical Short Stay and Heather Bowser of Pediatrics.
The Nurse Leaders of Excellence, below, were Jane Hottinger, left, Advanced Practice Nurse, Emergency Care Center, and Tamela Fonseca, Clinical Manager, Medical/Surgical/Oncology.