Tahoe Forest Hospital names Nicola Selcon as 2012 Nurse of the Year
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; As part of National Nurses Week, Tahoe Forest Health System selected Nicola Selcon, RN as its Nurse of the Year in a celebration held in May, 2012. Tahoe Forest Hospital hosted a celebration honoring all Tahoe Forest Health System nurses, with a focus on how registered nurses work to improve the health of millions of people and help their communities. The Nurse of the Year nominees were selected by their peers based on qualities such as clinical competence, leadership ability, being a role model in the community, and commitment to the nursing profession. As part of the Nurse of the Year ceremony, presentations were given that highlighted excellent patient care experiences, with examples about how compassionate nursing care can make a difference in a patientandamp;#8217;s life. The 2012 Tahoe Forest Health System Nurse of the Year nominees are: Svetlana Schopp: Surgical Services Ann Clemmer: Surgical Services Kimba Madsen: Tahoe Forest Cancer CenterVanessa Childress: Surgical ServicesMike Welsh: Medical Surgical Department Sue Train: Women andamp; Family Center Missy Pursel: Women andamp; Family Center Nicola Selcon: Extended (longterm) Care Center Lynn Hamill: Medical Surgical DepartmentChris Froelich: Emergency DepartmentTami Prior: Nursing AdministrationJoe Woodman: IVCH Emergency DepartmentKristi Dunning: IVCH Emergency Department Jane Warner: IVCH Every year, National Nurses Week is planned to coincide with Florence Nightingaleandamp;#8217;s birthday, May 12. Many consider Nightingale to be the founder of modern nursing. Since 1990, Tahoe Forest Hospital and Incline Village Community Hospital have been holding week-long celebrations during this week to honor the entire nursing staff. For more information about Tahoe Forest Health System visit http://www.tfhd.com.
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