Patty Bock, RN, Nursery, was named Bothwell Regional Health Center’s 2013 Nurse of the Year. She was selected from among 12 nurses nominated by their peers for the award, which was announced during the annual Nurses Week Celebration held Monday, May 6.
According to Bock’s patients and co-workers, she was an excellent choice.
“Patty is an outstanding nurse who cares for Bothwell babies as if they were her own,” said Lana Kelly, director of Bothwell’s Women’s Health Unit. “We receive thank you notes and feedback from patients on a regular basis thanking her for taking such good care of their family.”
Bock began working in Bothwell’s Nursery as an LPN in 1992.
Other Nurse of the Year nominees were Claire Dewitt, RN, Emergency Department; Shannon Hoey, RN, 2 Southwest; Sarah Hopper, LPN, 2 Southwest; Linda Jeffress, RN, Surgery; Heather Kaneko, RN, Progressive Care Unit; Kristen McCullough, RN, 3 Southwest; Kami Parney, RN, 2 North; Celia Roasch, RN, Infection Control; Roberta Schibi, RN, Resource Management; Jennifer Unkel, RN, Resource Management; and Tina Wheeler, LPN, Women’s Health Care.
Also during the celebration, Renee Franklin, Nurse Aide/Ward Clerk, 3 Southwest, was named Bothwell Regional Health Center’s Nursing Support Staff of the Year. She was selected from among 10 nursing support staff nominated by their peers for the award. This is the first year the Nursing Support Staff of the Year award has been presented.
Wherever Franklin goes, smiles abound, thanks to her positive, upbeat outlook and attitude, according to Estella Frazier, director of 3 Southwest at Bothwell Regional Health Center.
“Renee carries her high spirit and positive attitude through her interactions with patients, families, physicians and other departments,” said Frazier. “She treats patients and their family as if they were her family and takes great pride in her job.”
Franklin has been with Bothwell since 2008.
Other Nursing Support Staff of the Year nominees were Carlos Alegarbes, nurse aide (NA), 3 Southwest; Jan Henson, executive assistant, Administration; Brenda Hunton, nurse aide/ward clerk (NA/WC), 2 North; Janie Miller, staffing secretary, Patient Care; Marsha Miyashiro, instrument aide, surgery; Waynette Mullins, NA/WC, 2 Southwest; Michele Potts, ward clerk, Women’s Health Care Unit; Karen Wienberg, NA/WC, 2 Southwest; Heather Woolery, secretary, Cancer Center. Photos submitted.