Baptist Hospital named its Unit Nurses of the Year at a special presentation held during National Nurses Week, May 6-12. Each Nurse of the Year was chosen by his or her peers for holding high ethical standards, honoring the caring spirit of the nursing practice and holding the nursing process in high regard. These nursing practices have gained Baptist Hospital Magnet status for excellence in nursing. The recognition is awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the nation’s largest and foremost nursing accrediting and credentialing organization, and is the nursing profession’s highest honor.
Nurse theorist, Dr. Jean Watson, whose Philosophy and Theory of Human Caring guides Baptist Hospital’s nursing practice, visited the hospital’s nurses and spoke at the presentation.
Nurses honored were Rosalyn Acebal, R.N., Grace Armas, R.N., Sue Arp, R.N., Brenda Bolton, R.N., Rose Celan, R.N., Sharon Cope, R.N., Mandy Ffrench, R.N., Marta Figueroa, R.N., Shirley Flores, R.N., Debbie Hernandez-Garcia, R.N., David Goins, R.N., Cindy Gonzalez, R.N., Alison Lopez, R.N., Jopet Loreto, R.N., Arlene Loyola, R.N., Isabel Madrigal, R.N., Andrea Marr-Peralto, ARNP, Cathy Mongole, R.N., Lauren Moreno, R.N., Elizabeth Ng, R.N., Loni Novak, R.N., Farah Lee Obias-Lofaso, R.N., Nicole Parr, R.N., Valerie Perez, R.N., Yolanda Ramirez, R.N., Alice Ramirez, R.N., Carina Reyes, R.N., Valery Rivas, R.N., Pam Sabatino-Holmes, R.N., Luis Sablan, R.N., Chad Smith, R.N., Isabel Soto, R.N., Victor Suarez, R.N., Traci-Ann Tucker, R.N., Jessica Ward, R.N., and Jessica Wohl, R.N.
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