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Passavant Area Hospital Confers Nursing Excellence Awards


Passavant Area Hospital honored 41 members of its nursing staff with nursing excellence awards.

Twenty-seven registered nurses were honored with exemplary professional practice awards.

They are Monica Behnen, preadmission screening; Kelly Bracco, ambulatory surgery; Roy Brown, ambulatory surgery; Jennifer Cors, Center for Pain Management; Sadie Courson, ambulatory surgery/postanesthesia care unit (PACU); Evan Davidson, intensive care unit (ICU); Jessi Evans, ambulatory surgery; Abby Flynn, ambulatory surgery; Kati Fryman, Advanced Wound Health Center; Kayla Hamilton, emergency department; Ashley Hansen, 3 South; Katie Hazelwonder, emergency department; Kailey Knox, emergency department; Kellie Knox, Family Maternity Suites; Jill Kording, ambulatory surgery/PACU; Cassidi Ladely, Center for Pain Management; Jessica Lawson, ICU; Marissa Lindsey, ambulatory surgery/PACU; Ashley Maro, surgery; Rachel Moffitt, ambulatory surgery/PACU; Tamera Norton, Transitional Care Unit (TCU); Amy Peck, preadmission screening; Amy Reynolds, ambulatory surgery; Amber Risen, emergency department; Monica Schriber, surgery; Sam Schultz, ICU; Haley Vetter, emergency department; Laura Ward, PACU; and Brennen Wells, ICU/dialysis.

This award recognizes registered nurses who demonstrate excellent communication skills, a comprehensive understanding of the role of nursing in healthcare, autonomy in nursing practice and strong patient advocacy; demonstrate strong interprofessional relationships and strong interprofessional relationships. They also serve as a consultant or resource to other registered nurses or interprofessional colleagues and are an informal or formal leader at the unit or organizational level. They exemplify Passavant Area Hospital’s values of safety, integrity, quality and stewardship and provide nursing care that supports a great patient experience.

Fourteen employees were honored with nursing partnership awards.

They are Angie Coffman, unit secretary, ambulatory surgery; Heather Dirks, unit secretary, 3 South; Lisa Graham, unit secretary, emergency department; Mary Hembrough, operating room (OR) technician, surgery; Kayla Johnson, patient care technician, 3 South; Cindy Jones, clinic receptionist, PAH Clinics; Bonnie Rivers, clinic assistant, specialty clinic; Shannon Shafer, unit secretary and patient care technician, emergency department; Jenny Stottler, hyperbaric technician, Advanced Wound Health Center;  Christine Symes, anesthesia aide, anesthesia/surgery; Karlee Wade, patient care technician, 3 South; Olivia Walker, emergency medical technician-paramedic and patient care technician, emergency department technician, emergency department; Carrie Wills, patient care technician, 3 South; and Michelle Wiser, patient companion, med-surg unit.

This award recognizes LPNs, unit secretaries, patient care technicians, operating room technicians, patient companions and patient liaisons. Recipients demonstrate a sincere interest in providing quality patient care; offer assistance to patients and co-workers and show interest in professional and personal growth. They also exemplify Passavant Area Hospital’s values of safety, integrity, quality and stewardship. They further identify a need for and actively support change and consistently operate as part of the team.