Mentor - To celebrate National Nurses Week and the crucial role nurses play in health care, Lake Health last night honored all of its nurse team members at a gala at the Lake Health Mentor Wellness Campus.
As part of the festivities, the health system recognized 16 nurses who had been nominated by their department managers for Lake Health’s 2018 Nurse of the Year Award. The nominees all epitomize excellence in nursing—going above and beyond for patients; serving as mentors who inspire others in the practice of nursing; engaging in community activities that impact nursing; and actively promoting the noble and vital profession.
Lake Health selected Diane Lett, RN, who works in the Critical Care Unit at TriPoint Medical Center, as the 2018 Nurse of the Year. Lett continually elevates patient care and shares her more than 30 years of knowledge and expertise as a mentor to new nurses. An expert in intentional hypothermia and continuous renal replacement therapy, Lett acts as a resource for other nurses when they are caring for patients receiving this innovative treatment.
This year’s other outstanding nominees include: Danielle Blakeley, Michelle Carlson, Marianne Dempster, Bobbie Duda, Tina Grandbouche, Kyle Hamilton, Nick Hlosek, Christina Joherl, Lorraine King, Janet McCallister, Kendra Nails, Dawn Newsome, Evon Paratore, Nancy Rigden, and Carmen Shoemaker.
“I’m deeply grateful for all of our nurses: the heroes at the front lines of care who selflessly provide expertise and kindness that plays a vital role in the experiences and outcomes of our patients,” said Cynthia Moore‐Hardy, FACHE, president and CEO of Lake Health. “Lake Health simply couldn’t achieve its mission of healing with compassion and superior quality without the amazing dedication displayed by each of our nurses all day, every day.”
More information and photos of each of Lake Health’s 2018 Nurse of the Year nominees can be found on Lake Health’s Facebook page, FB/LakeHealth.