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Mercy's Chris Fogarty Receives 2016 Barbara Donaho Award

Apr 28, 2016

Mercy's Chris Fogarty Receives 2016 Barbara Donaho Award

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 - 1:18 PM in Awards and Recognition , Clinical Staff


Chris Fogarty - 2016 Barbara Donaho Award - Mercy Medical Center, Canton, OhioCongratulations to Chris Fogarty, RN, BSN, a 2016 recipient of the Kent State University College of Nursing's Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award. Named in honor of former Kent State University College of Nursing Advisory Chair Barbara Donaho, the award recognizes area nurses who demonstrate effective leadership, compassionate role modeling, and sound professional mentoring.

Chris is also a 2012 recipient of Robert Wood Johnson’s New Careers in Nursing scholarship program and a founding member of their Scholar’s Network. Chris graduated with honors in 2013 from the Kent State University's accelerated BSN program. In 2014, he was featured in Nursing Notes by Johnson & Johnson — an e-publication of the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future — as a shining example of what it means to truly care for patients.

Chris Fogarty, RN, BSN, Mercy Medical Center ICU, Canton, OhioNursing is Chris's second career. He was inspired to become a nurse after providing overnight care for a family friend's elderly father.

He says, "Helping others in their most vulnerable moments was a real ministry and I loved that. I knew I had to look into nursing as a second career."

Hear Chris's story in his own words in this podcast >>


About Cindy Hickey

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Cindy Hickey, Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing at Mercy Medical Center, began working at Mercy Medical Center in 1982 after completing her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University. She serves on the advisory board of About magazine and is a graduate of the 21st Class of Leadership Stark County.


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