Wheeling Hospital Honors Nurses With Excellence Awards: Tribute Coincides With National Nurses Week
May 11, 2018
WHEELING, W.Va. – Nurses from Wheeling Hospital and its affiliates Belmont Community Hospital (BCH), Harrison Community Hospital (HCH) and the Bishop Joseph H. Hodges Continuous Care Center (CCC) were honored Thursday with Nurse Excellence Awards as part of National Nurses Week.
National Nurses Week, May 6-12, focuses attention on the diverse ways America's nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals. The American Nurses Association has designated this year’s theme as “Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence.” National Nurses Week coincides with the May 12 birthday of Florence Nightingale and is a celebration of her legacy as the founder of modern nursing.
Receiving recognition at the annual Nurse Excellence Awards Ceremony were RN Carol Nice of Wheeling Hospital’s OR; RN Amy Marty, Family Medicine, Wheeling Hospital Physician Practice Division (PPD); RN Aniemae Smith, BCH; LPN Marcie Mayle, CCC; and RN Jeanette Koleski, HCH.
Honored with Wheeling Hospital’s Lifetime Achievement Award was RN Donna Causey, clinical assistant, Delivery Room. Causey is a 46-year employee of Wheeling Hospital. Shirley Wallace, LPN, Recovery Room, won the BCH Lifetime Achievement Award. Wallace has been with BCH for 62 years.
Ron Violi, CEO of Wheeling Hospital, said, “This week is set aside nationally to pay tribute to the nursing profession and we are pleased to participate. However, our nurses truly are at the heart of what we do here, and our gratitude and appreciation is sent to them every day of the year. We are extremely proud and blessed to have such a dedicated and talented team of nurses at Wheeling Hospital.”
Wheeling Hospital Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Kathy Stahl said, “National Nurses Week is a week where we celebrate the vital role and the contribution that nurses make every day. Our nurses associated with the entire Wheeling Hospital family are dedicated and committed in promoting and improving health care for our patients and our community. I am very proud to be a part of our nursing workforce and all that they do to improve the quality of patient care at Wheeling Hospital and all of our affiliates.”
Also nominated for Nurse Excellence Awards from Wheeling Hospital were: Emily Kaniecki, Kasee Porter, Shelly Osborne, Chelsie Stidd, Helen Kempton, Adrianne Myers, Lysbeth Miravalle, Erika Smith, Sharon Lucas, Susie Fullerton, Lynn Degasperis, Katherine Shumate, Michelle Opic, Ryan Shreve, Korah Eckard, Zac Zabitski, Sherry Sanders, Gary Marshall, Terry Flick and Karen Yocum.
Other PPD nurses nominated were Cynthia Yahn, Family Medicine, and Randi Peck of the Belmont Community Health Center.
Also nominated at HCH was Amy Sebring. At CCC, the other nominees were Danielle Hamrick, Ashley Brown, Jackie Smolenak, Debbie Garr, Martha Bloomfield, Charles Goddard, Jean Snedecker, Linda Wisvari and Terri Arnold.
In addition to the Nurse Excellence Awards, Wheeling Hospital treated its nurses to a variety of special events, including Desserts for You, an ice cream social, educational lecture and chair massages.
Contact: Gregg Warren, Vice President-Public Relations/Marketing, 304-243-3260
Nurses from Wheeling Hospital and its affiliates Belmont Community Hospital (BCH), Harrison Community Hospital (HCH) and the Bishop Joseph H. Hodges Continuous Care Center (CCC) were honored Thursday with Nurse Excellence Awards as part of National Nurses Week. Honorees and nursing administration representatives at the event included, from left: Denise Kessler, CCC nursing director; Sharon Sarcopski, Family Medicine director; LPN Marcie Mayle, CCC honoree; RN Amy Marty, Physician Practice Division honoree; RN Carol Nice, Wheeling Hospital honoree; Norm Honecker, Surgical Services director; RN Jeanette Koleski, HCH honoree; Barb Cefus, BCH nursing supervisor; RN Aniemae Smith, BCH honoree; LPN Shirley Wallace, winner of the BCH Lifetime Achievement Award; RN Donna Causey, winner of the Wheeling Hospital Lifetime Achievement Award; and Wendy Cook, Wheeling Hospital Delivery Room nurse manager.