Local nurses receive recognition
Two St. Charles Madras nurses were honored at the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives Excellence Awards on May 16, in Stevenson, Washington.
Tammy Wilson, manager of inpatient services at St. Charles Madras, was recognized in the Transformational Pioneer category.
The award was specifically created to recognize leaders who have had a significant impact on nursing practice, education, research, health care and nursing policy and regulation.
The award also recognizes those who have impacted the health of specific populations, or the practice of significant numbers/groups of health care providers, particularly when their impact has extended beyond the region to the state or the nation.
Marian Morris-Ervin, a registered nurse case manager at St. Charles Madras, was recognized in the Frontline Nurse Clinician category. Those awards are given to nurses who are clinicians, and whose bedside, chair-side, home care or telephonic care has displayed not only clinical excellence but leadership excellence.
As a winner of that category, Morris-Ervin displays characteristics consistent with leadership excellence, such as recognition by her peers, co-workers, patients, clients, and their families, as an excellent clinician, clinical educator, and clinical role model. She was also determined to be exemplary in the understanding of, and advancement of, evidence-based practice.
Additionally, three nurses received an award from March of Dimes for being examples of nursing excellence, including Morris-Ervin, Enola Flores and Jenny Wienert. The three were selected from among hundreds of nursing candidates in the states of Oregon and Washington.