HRMC Nurses Exercise Creativity at Nurses' Day Celebration
June 07, 2015
Huron, S.D. – Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) celebrated National Nurses’ Day in May with a paint and canvas event and awards presentation, according to Gail Robeson, RN, MBA, vice president of patient services for HRMC.
Registered nurse Deb Mattke shared some stories of her nursing career with attendees and Robeson, David Dick, HRMC president and CEO, Dr. Karl Blessinger, HRMC board chair, and Dr. William Miner, chief of the HRMC medical staff, also thanked and praised those in attendance.
Dennise Brock, RN, education coordinator, presented an Ignite the Fire engagement project update. She reported 103 members of the nursing team participated in 21 different projects, 18 educational events and eight volunteer activities. Additionally, the following two nurses were recognized for special awards:
Suzanne Werner, RN, who has worked as a nurse at HRMC for nearly 16 years, was recognized as the 2015 recipient of the Nurse Educator of the Year honor. She was nominated for the award by her peers for her commitment to patient and staff education at HRMC. According to the nomination form, “Suzanne gives excellent care, displays empathy to her patient and teaches her patients and families throughout her day. She also works diligently to ensure that nursing staff has the new information and to be familiar with processes. She is an example of the nurse we should always strive to be.”
Deb Mattke, who has worked as a nurse at HRMC for nearly 41 years, received the Ignite the Fire award. According to the nomination form, “Deb has always been willing to take on the tough projects and has led many projects, taught classes, completed certifications, participated in division meetings and more.”
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