St. John Medical Center highlighted Nurses Week with a special Department of Nursing Award Ceremony on Friday, May 8.
“For me, this is the best part of the week, where we get to recognize others for a job well, done,” said Chief Nursing Officer Cheryl O’Malley.
Awards were presented in seven categories, with two winners in some award areas because of the outstanding characteristics of candidates:
– The Physician Nurse Champion Award went to David McConoughey, DO, and Jeffrey Roberts, MD. The award is presented to a physician who possesses the unique ability to collaborate with nurses toward the goal of excellence in patient care.
– The Physician Choice Award is to honor and recognize a SJMC Nurse who partners with physicians to deliver extraordinary care, commitment, devotion and expertise in the care of patients. Award winner was Tony Rogozoinski.
– The Dept. of Nursing Award for Outstanding Support by a Certified/Licensed Caregiver: Kathy Sweeney was honored as the nominee who possesses excellent nursing skills and knowledge, leadership skills, excellence in interpersonal relations, seeks initiatives and is flexible while also holding professional development in high regard.
– Outstanding Clinical Support: Michael Pasek was honored as a role model to others for exemplifying the SJMC mission to provide compassionate and professional care while continuing the healing ministry of Jesus.
– New Clinical Nurse Award: Jocelyn Didich was recognized as a new nurse who has demonstrated a level of performance excellence and functions as an integral part of the health care team.
– The Angel Award was shared by Melissa Fogle and Amanda Lesko for excellence in professional nursing practice, faithfulness to SJMC’s core values, collaboration with the healthcare team and exemplifying a culture where the patient and family relationship is at the center of care.
– Outstanding Nurse of the Year: This award is to recognize the quality patient care and support that SJMC nurses provide all year, honoring excellence in nursing skills and knowledge, leadership skills, excellence in interpersonal relationships, seeks initiatives and holds professional development in high regard. Award winners are Deb Recko and Trisha Marcell.
O’Malley also expressed special recognition to administrative assistant Loretta Parish for hard work, dedication and commitment to SJMC and the Dept. of Nursing.
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SJMC’s Sarah Sittinger Receives DAISY Award
Sarah Sittinger, BSN, RN, is this year’s DAISY Award recipient at St. John Medical Center. The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses recognizes nurses who exhibit compassion, patient and family centered care, dedication, teamwork, leadership and respect.
The DAISY Award began in 1999 and is now awarded annually at more than 1,900 healthcare facilities in all 50 states and 14 countries. This is the first year that SJMC has participated in the DAISY Award.
Sarah was completely surprised by the win and deeply moved. A nice turnout of colleagues were present when Sarah was presented her recognition by Cheryl O’Malley, SJMC Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care and William A. Young, Jr., SJMC President and CEO.
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Nurses Week at St. John Medical Center was recognized in many special ways May 4-8, including a special time where Chief Nursing Officer Cheryl O’Malley moved throughout the hospital’s patient care areas to bless the hands of nurses like Melissa Bodiford, RN, last Monday.