Nurses recognized for service

May 03, 2010
  • Professional Nurses of the Year Deborah Malick will be recognized Tuesday during Nurses Day at Washington County Hospital. Malick is Administrative Nurse of the Year.
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HAGERSTOWN - Two Washington County Hospital nurses will be recognized during Nurses Day on Tuesday, May 4.

Washington County Hospital's 2010 Professional Nurse of the Year awards are given annually to a clinical and an administrative nurse "who best exemplify the outstanding qualities of a professional nurse."

This year's award winners are Kelly Robinson, RN, and Deborah Malick, MBA, BSN, RN.

Robinson, a nurse at the hospital for more than 20 years, has been named Clinical Nurse of the Year. She works in the progressive care unit. One of her nominators wrote of her, "This nurse is the backbone of one of the busiest units in the hospital."

Another stated, "She is well respected and esteemed by all. She is the kind of nurse that others nurses would say, 'I would want her to take care of my mother,' or 'I would want her to be my nurse'."

Malick, who has been employed at Washington County Hospital for more than 30 years, has been named Administrative Nurse of the Year. As the administrative director of critical care services and the cardiac catheterization labs at the hospital, she was nominated in part for working "tirelessly with the medical staff, administration, state licensing agencies, vendors, and the cath lab staff to provide the residents of Washington County with state-of-the-art medical care that is available at a moment's notice to heart attack victims."


Nurses are nominated and selected for the awards based on their contributions to their area of expertise, their professionalism, and their education.

Other professional nurse of the year nominees included, Julianne Harp, Sheila Frankenfield, Andrea Garnand, Ruth Thompson, Melva Meminger and Pam Holtzinger.

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