Forrest General honors Nurses of the Year!
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (May 8, 2014) Forrest General honored its outstanding nurses during National Nurses Week celebrations, including Clinical and Non-Clinical Nurses of the Year and Nurse Leader of the Year.
At a reception held on Wednesday, May 7 for nurses hospital-wide, Clinical Nurse of the Year was awarded to Vickie McGowan, RN, who works on the 3E patient care area. McGowan, who has been at Forrest General since 2000, is the patient care coordinator for the hospital’s acute inpatient rehabilitation unit.
Martha Anding, RN, who works in Forrest General’s Epic Department, was honored as the hospital’s Non-Clinical Nurse of the Year. Anding joined Forrest General’s staff in 2004 and currently serves as an Epic orders analyst.
Jean Wade, RN, director of Forrest General’s Skilled Nursing Unit, who has been with the hospital since 2011, was honored as this year’s Nurse Leader of the Year.
“Each year, National Nurses Week offers Forrest General a great opportunity to say thank you to all of the outstanding nurses on staff for their commitment and dedication to caring – not just during Nurses Week, but 365 days a year,” said Forrest General chief nursing officer Micah Rehm. “There are more than 3 million nurses across the United States, and I believe Forrest General has some of the very best. Our nurses are skilled, experienced, dedicated and work very hard to care for our patients and their families. We are pleased to be able to recognize these three nurses, as well as all of our nurses, during National Nurses Week.”
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