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North Shore Medical Center celebrates National Nurses Week this month

caines | 5/30/2013, 5:30 a.m.

As part of North Shore Medical Centers celebration recognizing National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and National Hospital and Healthcare Week (May 12-18), CEO Manny Linares proudly announced its 2013 Nurse of the Year Joann Cash-Stuart, RN, as well as its 2013 Employee of the Year Barbara Hernandez, phlebotomist. Both Cash-Stuart and Hernandez earned the awards based on their superior performance and contributions to the hospital. Additionally, a Customer Service Excellence Award was presented to Frances Wilson for her sense of confidence and outstanding level of customer service she provides to our patients and guests as soon as they walk in the door. North Shore Medical Center also hosted different activities in recognition of all the men and women who work hard every day to provide high quality, compassionate care for our patients and their families. North Shore Medical Centers team of nurses and staff are dedicated to providing an extraordinary level of care to our patients and the local community, said Linares. I am honored to recognize the efforts of our nurses and staff, especially, Joann, Barbara and Frances for going above and beyond in their dedication to the hospital and our patients. National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Often described as an art and a science, nursing is a profession that embraces dedicated people with varied interests, strengths and passions because of the many opportunities the profession offers. Since 1921, hospitals across the country have been celebrating National Hospital and Healthcare Week. The event has grown, and is now the nations largest health care event. It is a celebration of the history, technology and dedicated professionals that make our facilities beacons of confidence and care.