Sgt. Mjr. Michael Robinson, LPN at Kalamazoo (Mich.) Psychiatric Hospital, is a winner of Cherokee Uniforms 10th annual Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award. Robinson is the grand prize winner in the LPN category and is among five healthcare professionals across the country to be named an award winner.
The Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award recognizes the significant contribution of these professionals to today’s society, while reinforcing the vital role of these professions in keeping Americans healthy. According to a news release, winners were selected for their impact on the lives of others through extraordinary patient care, sacrifice and innovation while serving as an inspiration to others.
“As a nurse I love my work because I love people,” Robinson said in a news release. “Healthy people are the building blocks to everything that is good and true in life. We sit with, encourage and comfort the sick while doing all that is humanly possible to restore the highest level of wellness. This brings joy to my soul.”
Robinson has led and directed military colleagues in training and tactical maneuvers throughout his military career. As a planner of the military agenda portion of the National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses annual convention, he was the first military nurse to integrate a military agenda into a national nursing organization’s conference. Robinson incorporated an Army competition into the NFLPN so that military nurses could receive credit for both civilian and military certifications for the first time. He also lectures nationally for end-of-life care for veterans and was the 2011 recipient of the Lillian Kuster Award, the highest honor given by the National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses.