Fox Hospital Nursing Awards

May 1, 2015

foxOn Wednesday, May 15, A.O. Fox Hospital held its annual Nursing Excellence Awards Ceremony. The ceremony recognizes nursing excellence and demonstrates gratitude to nurses for their efforts to improve the lives of the hospital’s patients, their families and the community.

Nursing Excellence Awards were presented to Meaghan Hurley, RN, and Michelle Terry, LPN. Ned Thurber, patient care supervisor, spoke about Hurley’s “craft” and her ability to stay calm and professional in the most difficult times. Colleagues agree that Hurley was born to be a nurse. In response to her award, Hurley said, “It is truly an honor to be receiving this award. I am exceedingly grateful.”

Dr. Bill Fredette presented the second award and spoke about the “indispensable” qualities of Michelle Terry. “Our patients love nurse Michelle; parents trust her with their children and respect the advice she gives them,” says Fredette. “Her skill and empathy is evident throughout each patient conversation.” “Nursing is not just her career, it is a way of being for Michelle and that’s something that can’t be taught.” Terry spoke to her experience working at Fox, “I feel incredibly fortunate to work with Dr. Fredette and Dr. Chan-House. They have helped guide me personally and professionally. I believe I am a better person and nurse because of them. They are great advocates, teachers and mentors and I am thankful to work with them.”

John Remillard awarded the Susan Remillard Scholarship to Allyssa Patterson. Patterson’s scholarship will assist with her completing the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Hartwick College. While working at Fox she has been awarded the perfect attendance bonus twice. Remillard spoke about her reliable work ethic and how important this characteristic is to the hospital. Since the scholarship began, it has helped fund more than 35 nursing students with their education. Patterson says the most rewarding part of working in health care is, “the joy of helping patients in their times of need and getting an opportunity to make connections with them on a personal level. I love when I can make someone's stay a little bit better by making them laugh or feel more at ease with being in the hospital.”

Renata Talbot, director of medical, surgical and universal units, recognized and gave a special thank you to the volunteer nurses of A.O. Fox Hospital. In total, there are 14 volunteer nurses who dedicate their time and talents.

Concluding the ceremony, Vice President of Nursing Robbin Scobie, presented a special recognition award to President and CEO, John Remillard, for the immeasurable support he has given to the nursing staff at Fox. “We are fortunate to have great nurses,” says Remillard. “Our nurses have terrific spirit, they are compassionate, they possess a strong desire to learn and grow and heal and help the lives of many.
On Wednesday, May 15, A.O. Fox Hospital held its annual Nursing Excellence Awards Ceremony. The ceremony recognizes nursing excellence and demonstrates gratitude to nurses for their efforts to improve the lives of the hospital’s patients, their families and the community.

Nursing Excellence Awards were presented to Meaghan Hurley, RN, and Michelle Terry, LPN. Ned Thurber, patient care supervisor, spoke about Hurley’s “craft” and her ability to stay calm and professional in the most difficult times. Colleagues agree that Hurley was born to be a nurse. In response to her award, Hurley said, “It is truly an honor to be receiving this award. I am exceedingly grateful.”

Dr. Bill Fredette presented the second award and spoke about the “indispensable” qualities of Michelle Terry. “Our patients love nurse Michelle; parents trust her with their children and respect the advice she gives them,” says Fredette. “Her skill and empathy is evident throughout each patient conversation.” “Nursing is not just her career, it is a way of being for Michelle and that’s something that can’t be taught.” Terry spoke to her experience working at Fox, “I feel incredibly fortunate to work with Dr. Fredette and Dr. Chan-House. They have helped guide me personally and professionally. I believe I am a better person and nurse because of them. They are great advocates, teachers and mentors and I am thankful to work with them.”

John Remillard awarded the Susan Remillard Scholarship to Allyssa Patterson. Patterson’s scholarship will assist with her completing the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Hartwick College. While working at Fox she has been awarded the perfect attendance bonus twice. Remillard spoke about her reliable work ethic and how important this characteristic is to the hospital. Since the scholarship began, it has helped fund more than 35 nursing students with their education. Patterson says the most rewarding part of working in health care is, “the joy of helping patients in their times of need and getting an opportunity to make connections with them on a personal level. I love when I can make someone's stay a little bit better by making them laugh or feel more at ease with being in the hospital.”

Renata Talbot, director of medical, surgical and universal units, recognized and gave a special thank you to the volunteer nurses of A.O. Fox Hospital. In total, there are 14 volunteer nurses who dedicate their time and talents.

Concluding the ceremony, Vice President of Nursing Robbin Scobie, presented a special recognition award to President and CEO, John Remillard, for the immeasurable support he has given to the nursing staff at Fox. “We are fortunate to have great nurses,” says Remillard. “Our nurses have terrific spirit, they are compassionate, they possess a strong desire to learn and grow and heal and help the lives of many.

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Photo Caption (l. to r.): Robbin Scobie; Lisa Hunter Nurse of Excellence recipient, Meaghan Hurley; Ned Thurber; Renata Talbot.

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