Celebrating Our Nursing Team

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Celebrating Our Nursing Team
2024 Nursing Leadership Award Tracy Bradley with Manager of Education Callie Laurin. (Photo : WDMH)

Earlier this month, Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) saluted its amazing nursing team during National Nursing Week.  This year’s theme was ‘Changing Lives. Shaping Tomorrow.’, recognizing the impact that nurses have on individuals, communities, the future of health care – and right here at WDMH.

As part of the week’s celebrations, the annual nursing awards were presented. Nurses are nominated by their peers for exemplifying the qualities of Nursing Leadership and Lifelong Learning. A WDMH team is celebrated for its collaboration.  And the Debbie Stoodley Commitment to Nursing Award goes to someone who emulates Debbie’s commitment to the nursing profession.

“Congratulations to all the winners and the nominees,” noted Cholly Boland, CEO. “These annual awards shine a light on WDMH’s amazing nursing team and the work they do every day.”

The 2024 Nursing Leadership Award was presented to Tracy Bradley. “Tracy’s colleagues feel reassured when she is working and her students are always complimenting her ability to teach and explain things that just make sense. We could all benefit by following her lead,” her nominators said.

Jo-Anne Black received the 2024 Lifelong Learner Award. Her nominator noted: “Joanne is an excellent teacher. She will be the first volunteer to take nursing students because she loves to teach and is great at it. Joanne is an excellent nurse and makes me want to be a better nurse.”

Teamwork is essential to the safe delivery of nursing services and the 2024 Team Collaboration Award was awarded to the Cancer Care Team. “This team is exceptional at ensuring patient safety and working collaboratively with external partners. They recently showcased the chemotherapy unit to a new satellite site in Nunavut!”

Debbie Stoodley’s commitment to the nursing profession for more than 40 years and to WDMH was well-known by all who knew her. The 2024 Debbie Stoodley Commitment to Nursing Award was presented to Sean Burnett. His nominators noted: “Sean exemplifies the true essence of dedication to the nursing profession with his unwavering commitment to our hospital and community for over 23 years.”

If you would like to provide comments or suggestions about hospital services, please contact Cholly Boland, President and CEO, Winchester District Memorial Hospital at 613-774-1049 or by email at cboland@wdmh.on.ca.

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