PARKERSBURG - Camden Clark Medical Center took time Friday to recognize its top 10 nurses as chosen by their peers during the annual Nurse Excellence Celebration.
Elizabeth Green, a nurse at the Memorial Campus of the hospital complex since 2004, was handed the Nurse Excellence award out of 10 nominees.
"I was shocked," said Green, who cried as she accepted the award. "It is a huge honor."
Photos by Jolene Craig
The Camden Clark Medical Center 2012 Nurse Excellence winner Elizabeth Green, in the middle holding her award, is flanked by the other nine nominees, from left, Sherrie Roush, Jessica Mixer, Michelle Johnson, Robyn Kidder, Stacy Creamer, Anita Rose, Brandi Wilburn, Lynn Ohrn and Jana Sims.
Green said she loves her job and was surprised to have been given the recognition because of the people she works with.
"I work with a lot of talented and wonderful people who also deserve awards," she said. "Everyone I work with are fantabulous."
The Nurse Excellence Celebration was held as part of Nurses Week with the 10 nominees for the Nurse Excellence award having been chosen and recognized by their peers, said registered nurse Mika Belt.
"There is no better recognition of doing your job well than that from your peers," said Mike King, CEO of Camden Clark Medical Center. "The sole core of who we are (at CCMC) is in our nursing care because it is the nurses who are at the bedside when the patient is sick or in the emergency room; they are our face."
The nurses nominated for the award were Green, Sherrie Roush, Jessica Mixer, Michelle Johnson, Robyn Kidder, Stacy Creamer, Anita Rose, Brandi Wilburn, Lynn Ohrn and Jana Sims.
"All of these nurses have been recognized for their care, compassion and clinical skills having been considered excellent by their peers," said Belt. "They go above and beyond the expectations of their daily work."
While Green walked away with a glass award, all nominees also received a small bouquet of flowers, a certificate and pin of recognition.
"Nursing is a profession that takes a certain kind of personality, but, at times, recognition is a little thin," King said. "We are trying to make up for that with this celebration."