Cameos of Caring Honors Excellence in Nursing

Cameos of Caring Honors Excellence in Nursing

Excellence in nursing care, serving as an advocate for patients and families, and caring in the nursing profession are the characteristics needed to receive the Cameos of Caring award. Originating from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998, this award recognizes and honors the unsung heroes in healthcare nationwide. This is the 14th year Kettering Health Network has celebrated Cameos of Caring.

At the May 6 ceremony, 71 nominees from across the network were recognized.

Congratulations to the 2014 Cameos of Caring awardees!


Nancy Tallyn, Delivery Room, Kettering

Nancy is a staff nurse in the Delivery Room. According to her nomination, she is compassionate and caring with her patients, families, and peers. Nancy leads Kettering’s bereavement program.

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Evan Maurer, Unit I, Sycamore


Evan works in Unit I, and was recognized for outstanding customer service 83 times in 2013. He is a member of the Shared Governance Council.

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Scott Shiverdecker, Operating Room, Grandview


Scott works in the Operating Room. His colleagues describe him as confident, competent, and a nurse whose goals are quality patient care and safety.

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Chris Anderson, Intensive Care Unit, Southview


Chris works as an Intensive Care Unit nurse, and exemplifies all the qualities wanted in such a stressful environment: compassion, patience, and concern for the patient, the family, and his co-workers.

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Elizabeth Bogan, Emergency and Trauma Center, Greene Memorial


Beth works in Emergency as the department’s staff nurse specialist providing education to all nurses and ancillary staff. She is also a member of the Emergency and Trauma Center’s lean process improvement team.

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Patricia Barker, Emergency, Soin


Patty is a charge nurse on night shift in Emergency and advocates for changes, when needed, by serving on the Product Review committee and the Emergency Department Unit Practice Committee. She is also a member of the Emergency Nurse Association.

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Donna Barker, Cardiac Cath Lab, Fort Hamilton


Donna works in the Surgery Department. Her co-workers describe her as a nurse who goes out of her way to promote a positive image. She leads by example, and provides compassionate care for her patients.

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Nominees for the Cameos award are chosen because they show continued excellence in a number of key criteria:

  • They give direct patient care.
  • They demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the art and science of nursing, with a strong desire to use this knowledge to improve the delivery of patient care.
  • They demonstrate a commitment to consistent, clinical decision-making, and excellence in nursing care.
  • They serve as effective advocates for patients and families.
  • They are recognized as role models for the profession of nursing because they encourage and motivate others by their example.


May 30, 2014