Ten nurses receive Awards of Excellence

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Posted May 8th, 2012 in News

award winning nursesA highlight of National Nursing Week in Niagara is the Nursing Awards of Excellence, given out this morning as nursing professionals gathered to be honoured at the Niagara Health System’s annual Nursing Week breakfast.

The following 10 Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses are this year’s recipients:

Nursing Awards for Excellence in Direct Care

  • Wendy Cunningham, RN, St. Catharines General Site
  • Lillian Haskin, RN, Greater Niagara General Site
  • Christine Peacock, RPN, St. Catharines General Site
  • Cindy Herbert, RPN, Welland Site

Nursing Leadership Awards

  • Celia Aiello, Clinical Manager, Greater Niagara General Site

Nursing Endowment Fund – $500 bursary per recipient

  • Wendy Alek, RN, Welland Site
  • Lindsay Smith, RPN, Greater Niagara General Site

Nursing Awards Collaboration and Team Work for Excellence in Direct Care

  • Christine Grenville, RN, St. Catharines General Site
  • Idella George, RN, St. Catharines General Site
  • Lisa Rotz, RN, St. Catharines General Site

“Congratulations to this year’s recipients and nominees of Nursing Awards of Excellence,” says Interim President/CEO and Chief Nursing Executive Dr. Sue Matthews. “I often say that nursing is who you are, not what you do. All of these nurses certainly exemplify this quality, and I am very proud of them. They are truly focused on improving the hospital experience for our patients and bring professionalism and passion to everything they do as a nurse.”

The NHS holds a variety of recognition events during National Nursing Week, including a Nursing Breakfast, Nursing Dinner on May 10 and Celebration Teas.

Niagara Health System