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Nurses of the year named in Pa.

Nurses of the year named in Pa.

May 29, 2006

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - "Nursing Together We Make A Difference" was the theme of this year's Nurses' Week activities at Chambersburg Hospital. Honored as 2006 Nurses of the Year were Cindy Hoffman, perinatal department, and Sue Over, critical care department. It was said of Hoffman, "Cindy is an exceptional nurse. She takes time to really listen to her patients and fulfill their needs. Cindy is a wonderful source of knowledge, and she is compassionate and sensitive to the needs of others." Over also received accolades from fellow staff members, "Sue is a wonderful patient advocate, who will not waiver in caring for her patients. She is attentive to the patient's needs and she's always in there responding."

In addition to Hoffman and Over, other nominees for Nurse of the Year were Pam Krieger, Brenda Smith, Gena Stouffer, Jocelyn Wingert, Rhoda Ciampa, Mindy Diehl, Dianne Feeser, Sharyll Hockenberry, Sue Lynch, Mandy Lytle, Tammy Maclay and Nicole West.

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The Benner Award is presented annually to nurses who exemplify achievement for extraordinary efforts in performance improvement. This year's recipients are Joan Sentz, Kim Walters, Mark Andrews, Yvette Hill, Heather Fridinger, Nicole Smith, Evan Sutton, Heather Snyder, Deb Pattison, Sandy Barton, Bob Rynecki, Amy Whitsel, Lori Andrews, Cindy Widder, and Carol Cisney.

The Pam Freed Memorial Award is presented annually to nurses who demonstrate enthusiasm and passion for nursing, excellence in the delivery of patient care, professional behaviors consistent with the standards of practice of specialty area, and continually seek formal and informal learning opportunities. This year's recipients are Mandy Lytle, Pam Resser, Pam Bruner, Miranda Carson, Christy Ziegler, Amy Bricker, Linea Watkins, Martha Mills, Robin Wolfe and Lindsey Kearns.

The Nursing Heroism Award is presented to nurses for their courage and contribution to our nation during times of crisis in the lives of others. This year the award went to Sheila Colvin and Rhoda Ciampa.

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