Mercy Awards Five Nursing Excellence Awards for 2011

May 11, 2011

Mercy Awards Five Nursing Excellence Awards for 2011

Topic: Five Clinical Excellence Awards and a Cameo of Caring Award Are Presented in Recognition of National Nurses Week | Contact: info@cantonmercy.org

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center is proud to announce the recipients of the Nursing Clinical Excellence Award, which include Hannah Abdul, R.N., 5 Main Telemetry/Pediatrics, Beth Bailey, R.N.,PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit), Chris Moore, R.N., 9 Main (Telemetry), Tricia Trissel, R.N., OR (operating room), Katie Harvey, R.N., CVSICU. These nurses have been selected for their exceptional clinical skills, teaching abilities, communication, teamwork and professionalism.

Mercy selected Harvey as its Cameo of Caring award winner. She will be honored later this year (October 15) during a gala sponsored by the University of Akron College of Nursing. The Cameo of Caring distinction was originally created in 1999 by the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Nursing and recognizes “those unsung heroes on the front lines of health care.” Akron is the third university nationwide to adopt the Cameos of Caring event.

A graduate of Kent State University and resident of Bolivar, Harvey has attained Clinical Ladder IV and serves as a charge nurse. She was also the 2010 recipient of Kent State University College of Nursing’s prestigious “Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award”; an award presented to nursing leaders who have contributed to the quality of care provided to the next generation of professional nurses.

Abdul is a graduate of Kent State University Stark Campus and currently resides in Hartville. She also serves as a parish health nurse.

A resident of Massillon, Bailey graduated from Kent State University and has attained Clinical Ladder II. She serves as a charge nurse on her unit and is a member of the Practice Council, in addition to the Performance Improvement and Patient Privacy Committees.

Moore is a graduate of the Mercy School of Nursing and has been employed by Mercy Medical Center for more than 30 years. Currently residing in Louisville, Moore serves as charge nurse on her unit and is also a member of the Cardiovascular Nurse Practice Council.

A graduate of Kent State University (BSN) and Walsh University (MBA), Trissel has attained Clinical Ladder IV and serves as a BLS (basic life support) instructor. She is currently a resident of Massillon.

About National Nurses Week: National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6 – also known as National Nurses Day – through May 12 – Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Nightingale is attributed with being the founder of modern nursing. The American Nurses Association (ANA) has announced this year’s theme, “Nurses Trusted to Care”.

About Mercy Medical Center: Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.

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