Nurses at Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., were honored in May with an awards breakfast and treat from the hospital president and administration — personal delivery of pizzas right to their work stations.
Referring to a national Gallup survey, Kathy Webster, RN, vice president of patient services at HVHC said, “nurses were the most trusted profession and one whose skills would be in great demand in coming years.”
“Nurses have a pivotal role in the future of healthcare,” Webster said. “Be proud to be a nurse, and be especially proud to be a nurse at Hudson Valley Hospital Center.”
The hospital’s clinical nurse scholars program also teaches nurses to take leadership roles in developing hospital policy and seeking solutions to clinical problems. Three nursing scholars — Casey Ford, RN; Lori Brennan, RN; and Mital Patel, RN — presented the results of their studies.
As part of Nurse Appreciation Day, the hospital supported high school students seeking nursing careers by offering two $500 scholarships. The awards went to Dutchess Community College student Samantha Medina and College of Mount St. Vincent student Shanice Taylor.
Nurses also donated money to help with tornado relief efforts in southern states. Deborah Quiles, RN; Lee Mei Hwang, RN; Julie Gorman, RN; and Anne Riti, RN, convinced coworkers in the radiology department to donate their $50 stipend for decorations to the American Red Cross to help flooding and tornado victims.
To make a donation to the Guardian Angel program in recognition of a special nurse at HVHC or in honor of National Nurse Recognition Week, call the foundation at 914-734-3526 or visit www.HVHC.org.