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UVMC Recognizes Nurses During Spring Forum

Melissa HumphreysMelissa Humphreys, R.N., was named Upper Valley Medical Center’s Cameos of Caring Award recipient during the annual Spring Nursing Forum held May 14. Humphreys is a registered nurse on the hospital’s 2-Central unit.

“She is a team leader by job, and  she wishes to do the job to the best of her ability. She is so calm in the hectic times of our day. She is always there if we need her advice or just doing the little extra things,” her peers wrote.

Mary Garman, UVMC Chief Nursing Officer, said those being recognized were instrumental in change and role models for change.  “I believe nursing continues to be one of the most special professions there is,” she said.

Recipients of 2013 Nursing Excellence Awards were the following RNs: Tara Adkins, Laura Bell, Kathy Colbert, Tracy Gunnerman, Kent Hansen, Melissa Humphreys, Karen Katzfey, Danielle Larger, Susan Levorchick, Lisa Linn, Misty Manuel, Susan Mast, Barb Shappie, Rhona Speitz, Connie Stafford, Karen Stangel, Kathy Tobe, Alyssa Vagedes and Leah Vantilburg.

Also recognized during the forum were:  Ben Sehlhorst, Preceptor of the Year; Stacy Langenkamp, New Hire of the Year; Brenda Miller, CNS/Clinical Educator; Barbara Hanahan, Nurse in Leadership Role; and Mary Sutton, UVMC Librarian, Partner in Practice.  Nursing Staff Partners were Danyell Baird, Shryl Brown, Tina Leckey and Ashley Riffle, PCTs; and Estella Kessler, Health Unit Coordinator. The Physician Excellence Award was presented to Susan Grau, MD.  Also recognized were  Daisy Award recipients Stephanie Rank, Becky Winters, Karen Dickey,  Jamie Simon and Lyndsay  Lair and National Poster Presenters Brenda Miller and Cindy Burke.