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Nurses Recognized For Their Amazing Efforts Across the Country

Nursing is an incredibly difficult and dangerous profession, with more than half of all nurses experiencing at least one needlestick injury during their career, but luckily, there are plenty of nurses who can brave the challenges and do exceptional work.

According to Palestine Herald-Press, one nurse practitioner was recently awarded an Excellence Through Insight award.

Sherry Mcllwain, a nurse with Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates in East Texas, was given her award by HealthStream, Inc., for her exceptional scoring in an Overall Patient Experience survey.

“I was excited and surprised,” said Mcllwain. “You want to feel like you are doing a good job and that you make a difference, and this says that I’m doing that.”

Mcllwain has been a nurse practitioner for three and a half years.

“We are very proud to have Sherry in our medical community and congratulate her for this outstanding recognition,” added Richard Grogan, interim CEO of Palestine Regional Medical Center.

Another nurse, Sarah Winet of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, was awarded the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

Belleville News-Democrat reports that this award is to recognize the “superhuman” efforts that nurses across the country perform every single day.

“Receiving an award for doing something you truly love is a gift,” Winet said. “The field of nursing is challenging, yet incredibly rewarding, and I feel very blessed to care for our patients during this monumental experience.”

A third nurse, Joyce Long of Passavant Area Hospital, received another DAISY award for her life-saving performance.

MyHournalCourier reports that Long was given this prestigious award for her actions in helping revive an infant who was not breathing.

“Joyce demonstrated outstanding nursing skills, critical judgment and used thinking skills for a prolonged period of time,” read a letter nominating her for the DAISY award. “Thanks to her quick action, experience in critical pediatric care and dedication, a life was saved on this day.”

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