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Meritus celebrates National Nurses Week

June 17, 2012
  • Lynn Reed, center, was selected as the first Meritus Health Daisy Nurse, and collected her award from Rick Toms, left, whose family established the award, and Jesus Cepero, right, chief nursing officer for Meritus Health.
Lynn Reed, center, was selected as the first Meritus Health Daisy Nurse, and collected her award from Rick Toms, left, whose family established the award, and Jesus Cepero, right, chief nursing officer for Meritus Health.

Washington County Commissioners John F. Barr, Ruth Anne Callaham and Jeffrey A. Cline joined numerous senior leaders, managers and nurses at Meritus Medical Center in early May to proclaim National Nurses Week.

A variety of educational and information activities were available to staff and the public at Robinwood Professional Center as part of the celebration.

Nurse Angie Bloom was presented with the Excellence in Trauma Nursing Award by Dr. Marc Kross, surgeon in chief of trauma services at Meritus Medical Center; Jesus Cepero, chief of nursing for Meritus Health; Dr. Karl Riggle, trauma director at Meritus Medical Center; and Susie Burleson, trauma/EMS manager for Meritus Health.

According to Burleson, Bloom is “an outstanding critical care nurse with a passion for trauma patients.”

Lynn Reed was selected as the first Meritus Health Daisy Nurse, and collected her award from Rick Toms, whose family created the award, and Cepero, chief nursing officer for Meritus Health.

Reed is a nurse on 5 East at Meritus Medical Center, and was nominated by a family for the care she provided when their father was recently hospitalized.

Meritus Health’s new Daisy Nurse recognition program has been sponsored by the family of nurse Jean Toms. Nomination forms are available in any patient-care area at Meritus Medical Center.

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