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Caring Nurse Award Recipients
(February 5th, 2015) The recipients are selected for the stories patients tell of the remarkable care they received. Bayshore's General Manager, Ross Kentner, says nominees for the Caring Nurse Awards continue to represent RNs and RPNs in a wide range of settings from hospital operating rooms, to psychiatric wards, family health clinics, doctor's offices, long term facilities and, increasingly home care.
An example of the stories, says Kentner, is a Public Health Nurse who attended a baby born addicted to Crack-Cocaine. The adopting parents say this nurse got their great nephew into infant development and later speech therapy. Recently she nominated the child for a subsidy from the Thomas Norris Foundation for children with special needs. "Our little guy would never have had half the help if it wasn't for this caring nurse," wrote the family.
An Orillia man wrote that he had slipped into a deep depression after a long battle with cancer and suffering a stroke. Living alone with no family or friends, a nurse became his only link with reality encouraging him to seek help. He has since fully recovered.
Each Caring Nurse Award recipient receives a plaque and a rose and is profiled on their local radio station and on Bayshore's Healthy Tomorrows' website.