Lake City Nurse recognized

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Lake City resident Steve Lindsey was among the 20 nurses at St. Bernards Medical Center who were recognized recently for exceptional dedication and service.

Steve Lindsey

Lindsey received a special "Living the Mission Award." Nominated by his peers as a nurse who exemplifies the mission of St. Bernards -- providing Christ-like healing to the community through education, treatment and health services -- he was honored for demonstrating exceptional commitment to nursing and delivering outstanding patient care.

Lindsey is an RN who works in the St. Bernards Behavioral Health Unit.

"We take great pride in all of our nurses. They constitute the front line of healthcare professionals, and they are committed to delivering compassionate care to our patients," says Brenda Million, chief nursing officer at St. Bernards Medical Center.

"However, it gives us special pleasure to recognize exceptional nurses every year through our Living the Mission Award programs. These men and women have dedicated their lives to helping others, and that is obvious as they exemplify the St. Bernards mission every day."

Nurses recognized include 13 from Jonesboro -- Janee' Brandon, RN, who works in Labor and Delivery; Vonda Curtis, RN, manager of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab; Karen Fisk, RN, Clinical Effectiveness; Susan Greenwood, RN, assistant vice president for patient services; Kathy Kee, RN, 2 East; Diana Neldon, LPN II, 1 Main; Paula Bishop Odor, RN, Patient Resource Services; Julia Rougeau, RN, Hospice; Doris Stevens, RN, Critical Care Unit; Ashley Tadlock, RN, 4 East; Marsha Tate, RN, Education; Gladys Woodruff, LPN, Behavioral Health Unit; and Joanne Woodward, RN, coordinator for the Total Joint Advantage Program who works on 2 North.

Others are Terry Morries of Bono, RN, One Day Surgery; Lisa Ashlock of Imboden, LPN II, 3 East; Angie Risenhoover of Maynard, LPN II, 1 East; and Delesa Walker of Trumann, LPN II, 3 North.

Honorees received plaques and special lab jackets that carry "Living the Mission" designation.

Living the Mission Awards are presented annually at separate receptions to outstanding nurses and care techs. Physicians also recognize one of their peers with a Living the Mission Award at the end of the year.

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