Three RNs were among recipients of the eighth annual Hospital Heroes Awards presented at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles
SBCH RNs laudedDebra Rodgers, RN, (left) and Beth Calmes, RN.
Debra Rodgers, RN and Beth Calmes, RN from Cottage Health System in Santa Barbara, Calif., were honored for outstanding efforts to support families coping with death in the hospital setting, according to a news release. Their research will be published as Nursing Care at the Time of Death, an evidenced-based best practice developed by bedside nurses to create a compassionate, ceremonial closure. Jonathan Grotts, a Cottage Health System statistician was honored along with Rodgers and Calmes in this endeavor.
PIH Health RN honored
Susanna Cheung, RN, a charge nurse on the Transitional Care Unit of PIH Health in Whittier, Calif., was recognized as a mentor to new nurses at the bedsides of geriatric patients. She has her patients sit by her side at the nursing station while she works, giving patients more human contact and the attention they need.
Three hundred attendees and 34 nominees from 30 hospitals gathered at the event, which celebrates the work performed by direct care workers on the front lines of hospitals, according to a news release. Proceeds from the fundraising event go to National Health Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the healthcare of the underserved and providing systemic solutions to the gaps in healthcare access and delivery.