Nurses’ Week a time to honor excellence!

Sarasota Memorial is celebrating Nurses’ Week, paying tribute to the expertise and achievements of the health system’s more than 1,200 Magnet nurses. One of the highlights of our weeklong celebration is the naming of the 2013 Nurses and Patient Care/Multi-Skilled Techs of Excellence. Nominated and selected by their peers, these exceptional caregivers set a high standard for top-quality, compassionate care.

smhnursesofexcel13loresPictured at the special awards ceremony are the honorees. Front row from left: PCT Tricia Link, Medical Oncology; Lisa Skirball, RN, General-Surgical; Chief Nursing Officer Jan Mauck who presented the awards along with CEO Gwen MacKenzie; Debra Huffman, RN, Orthopedics; Jodi Beachy, RN, Medical Short Stay. Middle row: PCT Myrna Oyola, Day Treatment; Diane Alder, RN, Medical Oncology; Sara Campbell, RN, Cardiovascular ICU; Michelle Mundy, RN, Open Heart Step Down; Emily Sylvain, RN, Neurology/Urology; PCT Martha Lopez, Orthopedics. Back row: Sarah Stephenson, RN, Perioperative Services; MST Oliver Hale, PACU; Lindsay Tinker, RN, PACU; and Karen Diffley, RN, Education, Professional Development and Research.

Congratulations also are in order for Melissa Kelley, RN, Cardiac Progressive 3, who was named Sarasota Memorial’s Preceptor of the Year by¬†University of South Florida nursing students.

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