Twenty-four St. Bernards Medical Center nurses and two St. Bernards patient care technicians were recognized Tuesday for their outstanding service. Twenty-one were named Living the Mission Nurses, and the others were recognized as Nurse of the Year, Preceptor of the Year, Patient Care Technicians of the Year and Manager of the Year.
The Nurse of the Year is Shannon Green of Jonesboro, an R.N. who works in the Emergency Department and has been on staff for 12 years. Preceptor of the Year is Julie Dunevant of Paragould, an L.P.N. who works on 2 East and has been on staff 16 years.
Manager of the Year is Jan Davis of Jonesboro of Jonesboro, an R.N. who works on 2 North and has been on staff six years. Patient Care Techs of the Year are Nicole House of Jonesboro who works in the Emergency Department and has been on staff three years and Sherrell Johnson of Jonesboro who works on 3 North and has been on staff for one year.
The Living the Mission Award is given annually to nurses nominated by their peers as being healthcare providers who demonstrate exceptional commitment to nursing and outstanding patient care – and who truly live the mission of St. Bernards – providing Christ-like healing to the community through education, treatment and health services.
Nurses recognized received personalized lab jackets with their names and “Living the Mission Nurse” embroidered on them as well desk plaques. Award recipients and their families were honored at a dinner at St. Bernards Auditorium.
Honorees for 2012 include 14 from Jonesboro, three from Paragould, two from Bono and one each from Bay, Brookland, Cash, Lake City, Manila, Marmaduke and Walnut Ridge.
Living the Mission Nurses from Jonesboro include Tara Babin, R.N., who works in surgery and has been on staff 11 years; Mike Bornhoft, L.P.N. II, who works in dialysis, 32 years; Niki Crocker, R.N., who works in education, nine years; Christy Davis, R.N., Emergency Department, four years; Shannon Green, R.N., Emergency Department, 12 years; Tonya Holden, R.N., who works on 2 East, 17 years; Cathy Humphrey, R.N., who works on 5 East, 19 years; Joyce McCann, R.N., who works on 3 North, 21 years; Kristen Murray, R.N., who works in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, four years; Brenda Vinson, L.P.N., who works in the Transitional Care Facility, 22 years; and Sherry Freeze, R.N., who works in Hospice, three years.
Other Craighead County Living the Mission Nurses include Letha Carr, R.N., of Lake City, who works at St. Bernards Behavioral Health and has been on staff seven years; ; Lori Denton, A.N.P., of Bono, Senior Health Clinic, nine years; Natalie Inboden, R.N., of Bono, 3 East, three years; Rhonda Ingram, R.N., of Brookland, Quality, 10 years; David Lavender, R.N., of Bay, 2 North, two years; and Barbara Thomas, L.P.N., of Cash, 1 Main, six years.
Living the Mission Care Technicians include Sherrell Johnson, 2 East, one year; and Nicole House, Emergency Department, three years.
Living the Mission Nurses from Greene County include three from Paragould and one from Marmaduke. Paragould residents are Barbara Cooley, R.N., Staff Support, three years; Brandon Davis, L.P.N., 1 East, one year; and Julie Dunevant, L.P.N., 2 East, 16 years. The other is Paula Gardner, R.N., of Marmaduke who works in Intensive Care.
Other Living the Mission Nurses are Amber Snyder, R.N., of Walnut Ridge, 4 East, three years; and Pennie Hutton, R.N., of Manila, Home Health, 23 years.
St. Bernards Medical Center is a 438-bed hospital which offers comprehensive healthcare services and serves as a regional referral center for Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. For more than a century, St. Bernards has served the area with dedicated and experienced healthcare professionals, advanced technology and the largest medical staff in the region.