My Campus, People, ZList

Nurses Recognized at Cameos of Caring Dinner

The network celebrated exceptional nurses at this year’s Cameos of Caring dinner, held at the Presidential Banquet Center on May 9. The Cameos of Caring program honors nurses who give direct patient care, demonstrate excellence in nursing, serve as an advocate for patients, and are a role model.

One winner from each hospital was honored with the Cameos of Caring award.

Here are the honorees, along with quotes from their nomination forms that help describe why these nurses are so exceptional:

Diana Hollen, Kettering

“Diana consistently demonstrates professionalism and compassion when interacting with patients, families, and her co-workers… in seeking her BSN, she has incorporated new knowledge into her practice… because of her passion and superb clinical skills, Diana is often a preceptor for new hires and students… she truly exemplifies our Called to Care philosophy.”

Lori Fenty and Vickie Berger-Clark, Sycamore

“Lori is a high performer and consistently pushes herself to achieve excellence in both her personal and professional life… she cares for her patients and families with respect and humility, partnering with them to achieve their goals… she adapts well to change and does not get out of sorts when things don’t go according to plan.”

“Vickie recently completed her Bachelors of Nursing…and serves as a mentor and role model for all the new staff that have started their nursing careers on night shift… she has transformed them into confident, skilled nurses… Vickie is confident in her ability to bring concerns to staff and nursing leadership on processes and tasks the could be improved… she works tirelessly to make sure her patients’ needs are met and they are as comfortable as possible.”

Kim Straszheim, Grandview- Preble Emergency

“Kim is truly amazing all around… she is the cheerleader for teamwork… when she sees a problem she gets everyone to rally together to fix it, and she doesn’t stop when she hits an obstacle… She loves taking care of patients and interacts with patients and families with kindness and compassion.”

Karen Muth, Southview- Hand Center

“Karen has improved quality of care to hundreds of HOCE patients… she serves as patient advocate by providing thorough instructions when patients go home, improving outcomes and alleviating anxiety… she makes herself available to patients with her personal cell phone so they call call with any concerns or questions.”

Cheryl Harmon, Greene

“Cheryl is respected by her peers, and is very positive… Cheryl us seen as a resource for newer nurses on the unit and is often mentioned by her patients for delivering excellent care.”

Kelley Jordison, Soin

“Not only is Kelley caring and kind to her patients, she also has excellent technical skills… she holds herself and others to a high standard… Kelley always stays calm and composes and is always kind, caring, and patient… She is the nurse I want taking care of me.”

Shannon Sears, Fort Hamilton

“Shannon’s positive attitude sets the tone for both her patients and her peers… she exudes a healing presence always… in the community, she works with StarFire, a group that educates young people with disabilities on various health topics… Shannon says, ‘I don’t keep track, I just help as much as I can.'”

May 10, 2017