As part of our celebration of Nurses Week we hold our annual Nurses Award Celebration. Residents, family and fellow staff nominate nursing staff who they have seen go above and beyond in giving the best care possible. From those nominees a committee chooses the few who will receive our Tabb and Clinical Excellence Awards. As part of this year’s celebration we asked our staff to share their reflections on our nurses and certified nursing assistants and their care and compassion towards our residents.
“Nursing staff are here for the residents,” observes Laurie Youndt, RN and Director Clinical Services.
“Our residents and their families perceive our nurses and CNAs as family,” comments Sloan Lindsay, Assisted Living Administrator.
“The unique thing about Westminster Canterbury Richmond is that staff take every day interactions and make them extraordinary, even on the second floor of the Mary Morton Parsons Health Center where we have our dementia population and the environment requires patience and gentleness. . . I see that every day.” says Linda Stephenson, RN, Assistant Director of Nursing.
“Staff develop relationships with residents and get to fill in as a secondary family for lots of our residents. . . The love is mutual. It goes both ways,” comments Chris Burton, LPN, Nursing Supervisor.
Our nurses are an inspiration, and we thank them for improving the lives of those we serve every day. We invite you to watch the full video of why our nurses are so exceptional.