During Nurses’ Week, Sarasota Memorial paid tribute to the expertise and achievements of the health system's more than 1,200 Magnet nurses. One of the highlights of the weeklong celebration was the naming of the 2013 Nurses and Patient Care/Multi-Skilled Techs of Excellence. Nominated and selected by their peers, these exceptional caregivers set a high standard for top-quality, compassionate care. University of South Florida nursing students also named Melissa Kelley, RN, Cardiac Progressive 3, as Sarasota Memorial's Preceptor of the Year.
Sarasota Memorial's 2013 Nurses and Patient Care/Multi-skilled Techs (PCTs/MSTs) of Excellence are, front row from left:
PCT Tricia Link, Medical Oncology; Lisa Skirball, RN, General-Surgical; Chief Nursing Officer Jan Mauck who presented the awards along with CEO Gwen MacKenzie; Debra Huffman, RN, Orthopedics; Jodi Beachy, RN, Medical Short Stay. Middle row: PCT Myrna Oyola, Day Treatment; Diane Alder, RN, Medical Oncology; Sara Campbell, RN, Cardiovascular ICU; Michelle Mundy, RN, Open Heart Step Down; Emily Sylvain, RN, Neurology/Urology; PCT Martha Lopez, Orthopedics. Back row: Sarah Stephenson, RN, Perioperative Services; MST Oliver Hale, PACU; Lindsay Tinker, RN, PACU; and Karen Diffley, RN, Education, Professional Development and Research.