The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) is participating in National Nurses’ Week May 6-12 with a series of activities and celebrations to honor and show appreciation of its clinical nursing staff including Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. Events scheduled to celebrate during the week include a Muffin Morning and cupcakes and punch reception, a healing hands blessing ceremony, and the distribution of special gifts.
The highlight of the week was the hospital’s special Awards breakfast on May 10th honoring its nurses for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care.
Two nurses were awarded the distinction of “Nurse of the Year” for 2012 for their efforts in advocating, leading and caring for patients. This award is given annually and nominees are chosen by their peers at the hospital. This year’s recipients were Denise Rainville, R.N. and Mark DallaValle, R.N.
Peers describe Emergency Department Nurse Dee Rainville as a wonderful, confident and caring nurse that is a true leader and always puts the patient always first. She explains information in a non-clinical way that makes it easier for patients to understand their treatments and care and leads by example
Operating Room Nurse Mark DallaValle is a 19 year veteran with a compassionate heart as big as they come. A staunch patient advocate, he has taken a leadership role to improve efficiency and affect positive change with an unparalleled dedication to his profession and co-workers.
“Our nurses practice patient care that exemplifies quality and compassion with a dedication and commitment that makes us very proud. This week gives us a wonderful opportunity to say thanks for all you do.” said John Capobianco, Vice President, Operations.
The work of America’s 3.1 million registered nurses to save lives and to maintain the health of millions of individuals is the focus of this year’s National Nurses Week, celebrated annually in May throughout the United States.
This year, the American Nurses Association has selected “advocating, leading and caring” as the theme for 2012. The ANA supports and encourages National Nurses Week recognition programs through the state and district nurses associations, other specialty nursing organizations, educational facilities, and independent health care companies and institutions.
The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109-bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment. One-Thousand Employees, One Job, Your Health. Visit www.charlottehungertford.org for information