Honoring Premier Health’s Nursing Team

Premier Pulse     May 2019

Premier Health celebrated the nursing team in all roles and settings by incorporating the celebrations for all special recognition days into National Nurses Week, May 6-12. This encompasses Certified Nurses Day, March 19; National Nursing Assistants Week, June 13-20; Health Unit Coordinators Day, August 23; Medical Assistants Recognition Day, October 23; and National Nurse Practitioner Week, November 10-16. 

The theme of this year’s annual Nursing Recognition Awards Banquet on May 1 – Triple Crown Excellence – is an outstanding analogy for the drive, determination, and success that our Premier Health nursing teams have exhibited over the past year. This includes our broadened integration of Advanced Practice Nurses to bring care to patients close to home, Fidelity Health Care’s five-star rating from Home Health Compare, and of course achieving Magnet Designation as a health care system. 

At the banquet, 58 talented individuals were recognized with awards in the categories of Clinical Practice, Education, Leadership, Preceptorship, Partner In Practice, Novice of the Year, Cameos of Caring, Performance Improvement/Research, and Lifetime Achievement. 

Gretzel King, MD, a physician at Upper Valley Medical Center, was one. Her nomination for a Partner In Practice award said, in part, “Dr. King has been helpful in assisting patients to the restroom, helps patients with their meals and always helps the nursing staff if there is ever a need. We are lucky to work with such a great physician.”

Please join us in thanking our Premier Health nursing team for their dedication and partnership!