Celebrating our nursing team

2023 Nursing Leadership Award – Samantha Harbers (centre) - with Maureen Taylor-Greenly, Interim Vice President, Clinical Care (left) and Cholly Boland (right).

submitted by Jane Adams

Each year during National Nursing Week, the WDMH team pauses to celebrate the contributions of our fellow nurses to their profession, their colleagues. and the patients we care for.

Nurses are nominated by their peers for exemplifying the qualities of nursing leadership and lifelong learning. A WDMH team is celebrated for its collaboration. And the Debbie Stoodley Commitment to Nursing Award goes to someone who emulates Debbie’s commitment to the nursing profession.

“These annual awards shine a light on WDMH’s amazing nursing team and the work they do every day.,” noted Cholly Boland, CEO. “Congratulations to all the winners and the nominees.”

The 2023 Nursing Leadership Award was presented to Samantha Harbers. “Samantha has always been an energetic staff member who seeks out challenges. She has been a valuable resource throughout the Epic implementation, and it has been such a pleasure to watch her find her wings and soar,” her nominators said.

Registered Practical Nurse Jessica Hartle received the 2023 Lifelong Learner Award. “Jessica embraces change and supports others in that change,” her colleagues said. “She is always open to showing new staff, students, and peers the knowledge she has.”

Teamwork is essential to the safe delivery of nursing services and the 2023 Team Collaboration Award was awarded to the Clinical Information System (CIS) Nursing Team who supported the WDMH team during the recent implementation of the Epic health information system and continues to do so: “Tanya Watkins and Channing Liberty have embraced the role of change champions. They have encouraged our team, sought out solutions and followed up, and taught us with grace and kindness.”

Debbie Stoodley’s commitment to the nursing profession and to WDMH was well-known by all who knew her. She will always be a cherished member of our team that she served with for more than 40 years. The 2023 Debbie Stoodley Commitment to Nursing Award was presented to Mandy Pinches. Her nominators noted: “Mandy’s commitment to WDMH and the nursing profession is very evident. She goes above and beyond for her patients and is always so positive and a bright light.

If you would like to provide comments or suggestions about hospital services, please contact Cholly Boland, President and CEO, Winchester District Memorial Hospital at 613-774-1049 or by email at cboland@wdmh.on.ca.


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