Southcoast Health staff members honored during National Nurses Week
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Southcoast Health announced today the winners of its annual Spirit of Nursing Awards that are presented to staff members during National Nurses Week in May.
The distinctions include scholarships for nurses, recognitions for members of the interprofessional team and nurse leaders, and the Spirit of Nursing award, which goes to the nurse with the most votes from his/her peers. All winners were nominated by fellow employees in an open selection process.
“As a nurse, you have the opportunity to help heal the mind, body and spirit of our patients. Patients may forget your name but they will not forget your comforting words, advocacy and passion for the care you provided them,” said Tim Eixenberger, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Southcoast Health.
The list of awards and winners are as follows:
The Dr. Michael Schwartz Nursing Scholarship for Charlton Memorial Hospital
The Dr. Daniel Schlitzer Nursing Scholarship for St. Luke’s Hospital
The Dr. Stephen Heacox Nursing Scholarship for Tobey Hospital
Traci L. Cregan
Medical Staff Partnership Award
Dr. Erick Hersh
Dr. Mark Mahoney
Dr. Paymon Kayhani
Health Unit Coordinator Award
Michelle Da Costa
Certified Nursing Assistant Award
Support Service Award
Surgical Tech Award
Nursing Leadership Award
Spirit of Nursing Award