Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center is proud to announce the recipients of the Clinical Excellence Award, which include Emily Bartlett, R.N., Intensive Care Unit (I.C.U.), Tim Griffiths, R.N., Cardiovascular Surgical Care Unit (CV-SCU), Susan Heskett, R.N., adult/pediatrics, Katie Walker, R.N., surgical unit and Andrea Ferriell, R.N., medical unit. These nurses have been selected for their exceptional clinical skills, teaching abilities, communication, teamwork and professionalism.
Mercy selected Ferriell as its Cameo of Caring award winner. She will be honored later this year (October 23) 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 Walsh University and resident of Uniontown, Ferriell has attained Clinical Ladder III and serves as unit educator, performance improvement representative, patient safety liaison and practice council member.
Bartlett is a graduate of Stark State College of Technology and has completed Clinical Ladder III. A resident of Canton, she also serves as I.C.U. charge nurse and I.C.U. practice council member. Also graduating from Stark State College of Technology, Griffiths resides in North Canton and serves as CV-SCU charge nurse.
Heskett is a graduate of Kent State University Tuscarawas Campus. She currently resides in Canton and serves as charge nurse on her unit.
A graduate of Walsh University, Walker has attained Clinical Ladder IV and serves on the nurse practice council. A resident of Canton, she is a wound care representative and is involved in the Mercy PALS program.
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. The American Nurses Association (ANA) has announced this year’s theme, “Nurses: Caring Today For A Healthier Tomorrow”.
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.