Celebrating and Thanking our Nursing Staff!

At Westminster Canterbury Richmond, we are so fortunate to count amongst our wonderful workforce more than 200 members of the nursing profession.  These caring teammates are a very special part of the Westminster Canterbury family. We have more than 75 Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses and more than 130 Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) across Independent and Assisted Living and the Mary Morton Parsons Health Center! Nurses and CNAs are core to our mission of providing care “…in a compassionate, professional, holistic manner…”

Each year our community commemorates National Nurses Week by highlighting the numerous contributions members of this very special and critical group of caregivers make to our organization and to those we serve. The week culminates in our Nurses Week Awards Celebration, where we present the Frances May Tabb Awards to four CNAs and the Clinical Excellence Award to one RN or LPN. Residents, their families and coworkers nominate nursing staff who have provided exceptional service. This year, we received over 174 nominations for 77 different staff members. This highlights just how much our nursing staff is appreciated! This year we also honored our residents who had careers in nursing. We are fortunate to have more than 25 of these dedicated professionals living here in our community, whose many years of service have contributed to numerous lives in so many ways. We are inspired each day by the care and compassion of these hardworking and very special people.

No matter where you encounter a nurse, the next time you experience great care and service from a nurse or a CNA, be sure to say “thank you!”  Nurses are so giving of themselves and it is important to “fill their well” with simple appreciation.

We’re happy to share with you this special slideshow of some of our residents and staff who have dedicated their careers to caring for others. If you’re interested in your own career in nursing, visit https://careers.wcrichmond.org/ to view our openings.

We extend our congratulations to our 2019 Tabb Award and Clinical Excellence Award recipients. Pictured with Will Blackwell, Administrator and Vice President Health Services (from left) are Karis Townsend, Nedesha Giggetts, Anne Mackenzie Salmons, Alonna Brickhouse and Nancy Cammack. We are truly grateful for your amazing care and service. Thank you for all you do to ensure our residents live life well!

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