70 names vying for Nurse of the Year honors
Melissa Cason, Franklin County Times
Nurses are known as the caring touch in the medical field.
They often comfort patients and their loved ones in a time of crisis, or give warmth and compassion for child who is afraid.
Medicine would not be the same without the caring compassionate touch from a nurse.
The Country Cottage will be honoring those who make a difference in Franklin County with love and compassion at the Nurse of the Year ceremony.
The award, which will be given out May 22, will recognize the extraordinary caring nurses in the county who are dedicated to patient care.
"We're honoring the contributions of nurses in the area for the third year in a row, and naming one as the Nurse of the year," Betty Chesnut, Managing Director at the Country Cottage, said.
The Nurse of the Year is selected by a committee of community leaders including Circuit Clerk Anita Scott, Cottage Resident Services Director Regina Lawler, Diane Baker, last year's winner, and Dr. Jerry Jenkins.
The award nominees will receive a certificate, and the winner will receive a plaque and $500.
"We received 70 nominations from Franklin County for this award," Chesnut said.
In addition to the award ceremony, the Cottage will host a continuing education presentation for the nurses. The presentation is entitled Self-Care for Nurses: Strategies So Nurses Can Continue Caring for Others.
"Nurses can earn two free contact hours at this event," Chesnut said.
There will be door prizes and refreshments at the event. All nurses are encouraged to attend. Those who plan to attend must RSVP by May 15 by calling the Cottage at 332-4707.