POINT PLEASANT — Glen Washington, FACHE, CEO of Pleasant Valley Hospital, has named Amy Brown, CCRN, as the hospital’s nurse of the year.
Brown was presented with the 2014 Sue Zirkle Nurse of the Year Award given during Pleasant Valley Hospital’s Nurses’ Week celebration.
Brown was selected as Nurse of the Year 2014 based on nominations made by Pleasant Valley Hospital’s nursing staff. According to PVH, known for her dedication to patients and their families, Brown is a nurse who cares for patients in the emergency room. She has worked at Pleasant Valley Hospital for 16 years, with eight of them as a registered nurse. Her nominations recognized her energy, support of family and empathy. Brown stands out as her coworkers notice her helping housekeeping and other departments while having a loving heart and attitude toward others, according to PVH.
“Amy is always willing to do whatever is asked of her. Her patients and co-workers love her, and her heart is one of the biggest I know. She lives close to the hospital and has come over many times when in need. She is pleasant, helpful and dedicated, and is very deserving of the Nurse of the Year,” said Melody Hill, emergency room unit manager.
Pleasant Valley Hospital joined the American Nurses Association in celebrating nurses who are “delivering quality and innovation in patient care” as part of National Nurses Week held in May. There are few whose lives have not been touched by the care and reassurance that nurses provide.
“I have worked at Pleasant Valley Hospital for 16 years, and it is still the best place to be. My co-workers are like my family and we are part of a great team. I am very honored and humbled by this award and am equally proud of my outstanding nursing friends who were also nominated. They each deserved this award as much as I,” Brown said.
Other nurses nominated for the Sue Zirkle Nurse of the Year Award include: Michelle Roush, non-clinical nurse, Becky Brown, OB/PEDS, Devin Dudley, ICU, Amy Medley, Home Health/Hospice, Amy Powell, PACU, Terri Rees, South 2, Bridget Campbell, NRC, Danielle Bryant, South 1, and Jackie Dye, Nursing Supervisor.