Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

PHH nurse receives 2016 Nightingale Award

Posted: Friday, November 4, 2016

Mary Wilson, RN, has been recognized for excellence by Parkview Health’s nursing leadership with a 2016 Nightingale Award. The award is given annually to several Parkview nurses for their ability to foster and embrace the compassionate and caring culture of relational nursing, as exemplified by Florence Nightingale, a well-known nursing leader who profoundly impacted nursing practice in the 19th century.

Wilson is a nurse in the Medical/Surgical unit at Parkview Huntington Hospital. She is a friendly and familiar face to many visitors, as she has cared for many, many patient families over the years.

Wilson was nominated for the award by one of her colleagues, who had these comments about her dedication and servant leadership in nursing, “Mary’s the hardest-working nurse. She can be busy with her own tasks and still continuously pitches in to help others on our floor. Mary is more innovative and creative than any other nurse I know. When a new face arrives, Mary welcomes them and offers help in any way she can. Even if she is not training a new nurse, she is always helping and teaching. Patient, family, and all of us (co-workers) can hear the genuine love and care in Mary’s voice. Patients are very happy with her care. In every way, she cares for a patient and their family. She never tires in her own energy, and never puts her own needs before that of a patient … she thinks critically and puts into action any nursing measure that will holistically help the patient. Mary communicates well with her co-workers, doctors and the case manager. She is the center of her patient’s care and always works to be an advocate in their best interest!”

Doug Selig, vice president of Patient Care Services, Parkview Huntington Hospital, says he is pleased that Wilson’s steadfast contributions to patient care, her rapport with co-workers and patient families, and her passion to make a difference are being acknowledged, “As a 36-year RN at the hospital, Mary has always exemplified the spirit of the Nightingale nurse. Hardly a day goes by without her receiving patient accolades. Mary wanted to recognize her peers while receiving this award as she says it takes the whole team to provide excellent care daily.”

Wilson received her award along with five other nurses from across the Parkview Health system in a ceremony at the Parkview Leadership Development Institute, held at the Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation on October 14. Other nurses so honored were: Sandy Carnahan, RN; Abby Orlowski, BSN, RN and Josh Fullenkamp, BSN, RN, CMRN, all of Parkview Regional Medical Center; Leah Jagger, RN, Parkview Physicians Group – Family Medicine, Pierceton and Becky Sickafoose, RN, Parkview Noble Hospital.

Shown in the photo congratulating Mary Wilson, RN, (holding flowers) on her selection for a 2016 Nightingale Award are PHH co-workers from left to right, Jenny Dohrman, BSN, CMSRN, Inpatient manager; Julie Burnworth, RN, case manager; Sydney Cargo, RN, Medical/Surgical unit; Ann Pfeiffer, RN, shift supervisor; Jeanne Silveus, RN, Medical/Surgical unit; and Doug Selig, BSN, RN, MBA, LSSBB, vice president, Patient Care Services.