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Baptist Health Paducah honors staff during Nurses Week



In celebration of Nurses Week, Baptist Health Paducah recognizes its entire nursing staff for their focus on the needs of our patients. They strive to provide prompt attention and effective communication, while working in teams to improve performance.

For the second consecutive year, Baptist Health is one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience – an award presented by WomenCertified® based on customer experience.

Three nurses were chosen for special honors during a recent banquet. Pool Nurse of the Year is Patty Harrison, House Supervisor of the Year is Neta Tyler, while Charge Nurse of the Year is Sheila King, 3C.

Nurses honored for excellence in quality were Amanda Casebier, surgery; Caylee Zimmer, CCU; Mardena Waggoner, heart center; Priscilla Phillips, outpatient center; Danielle Summers, 4C; Kristie Henson, ICU; Dawn Mohler, 4B; Sheila Korte, 3C; Mary Lee Evers, clinical integration; Freda Thompson, education;  Melissa Orr, emergency department; Morgan DeMyer, Nursery, and Tammy Manea, 5C.

 Nurses honored for excellence in customer services were Chelsey Farless, ICU; Dana Green, obstetrics; Dulce Amor A. Davis, 5C; Susan Ballard, 4C; Kim Mick, nursing resources; Tammy Marsh, quality; Shakira Bell, heart center; Annemarie Tutor, 4B; Pam Berry, 3A; Jennifer Travis, outpatient center, Jennifer Strayhorn, 2C; Martha Veatch, labor and delivery; Denise Wilbourn, surgery; Brenda Yopp, outpatient oncology; Ashley Henderson, 3C, and Stephanie Cope, CCU.

“Nurses at Baptist Health Paducah are valued and recognized for their excellence in patient care delivery,” said Polly Bechtold, R.N., vice president of nursing. “We strive to provide the nurses with an environment that promotes excellence and opportunity for growth and development. I am proud of these individual nurses for exemplifying quality and customer service.”