Four RNs and a patient care associate were honored during the 10th annual Thomas and Elizabeth Butson Awards for Clinical Excellence and Compassionate Nursing Practice at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y. The awards are granted to LICH nurses by Mrs. Butson in memory of her husband, Thomas, who received his medical care at LICH.
The ceremony recognizes and celebrates nursing in general, and validates for all of us our choice of this profession, Catherine Gallogly-Simon, RN, MS, CCRN, vice president of nursing, said in a news release.
The following nurses Gina Colon, RN, ED; Claudette Prince, RN, labor and delivery; Yolaine Charles, RN, stroke unit; and renal unit patient care associate Iris Bailey, were honored for their exceptional care. ICU nurse Lynn Jampayas-Gomez, RN, was named this years recipient of the Outstanding Clinical Excellence Award.Patricia Meade, RN, director of nursing, right, congratulates Lynn Jampayas-Gomez, RN.
Butson Award recipients can be nominated by anyone. Nominees must be registered nurses, although one PCA also is recognized each year in acknowledgment of his or her role in assisting nurses in the care of their patients. Winners are chosen by a committee composed of nurse leadership.
Many people whove experienced loss wish to give back to the hospital [that] treated their loved ones, Gallogly-Simon said in the release. However, very few maintain support of such a program of excellence. The 10th anniversary of the Butson Awards is a unique milestone.