WDMH celebrates award-winning nurses during Nursing Week

Above, Team Collaboration Award Winners (l-r): Lynn Hall, Senior Vice President, Clinical Services, Lindsy Havekes, Toni Arnason, Cinnamon Boulanger (from Ambulatory Care), Karen Froats, Tanya Watkins (from CIS) and Mike Villeneuve, WMDH Board Chair. Courtesy photo

WINCHESTER — As part of National Nursing Week, several WDMH Nurses were honoured with special awards recognizing their commitment to their colleagues and the patients and families we serve.

Congratulations to Joanne Blaszczyk who received the 2019 Lifelong Learner Award. “Joanne is someone who people go to for clinical advice, support and education,” noted her nominators. “She recently completed her Occupational Health and Infection Control certifications. In addition to expanding her own education and knowledge, she teaches at nursing skills days, physician education events and presentations outside of WDMH. Joanne is simply awesome.”

Above, Lifelong Learner Award Winner Joanne Blaszczyk (centre) with Lynn Hall, Senior Vice President, Clinical Services and Mike Villeneuve, WMDH Board Chair. Courtesy photo

The 2019 Nursing Leadership Award was presented to Charge Nurse Kristina Duncan. Her nominators said: “Kristina is always keen to make the most of a teachable moment and goes above and beyond to follow-up and ensure that her learners are supported. Kristina’s energetic personality, combined with her work experience, makes learning fun and easily inspires others to expand their knowledge.”

Above, Leadership Award Winner Kristina Duncan (centre) with Lynn Hall, Senior Vice President, Clinical Services and Mike Villeneuve, WMDH Board Chair. Courtesy photo

Teamwork is essential to the safe delivery of nursing services and the 2019 Team Collaboration Award was actually presented to two teams: Ambulatory Care and Clinical Information Systems. Both teams equally shone as outstanding in their nursing practice. “Although small in numbers, they are both mighty in their dedication to excellence in patient care and effective teamwork,” explained the judges.

Congratulations to all the winners and the nominees.

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