TAMC recognizes eight staff members during National Nurses Week

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ana Allen, Pacific Regional Medical Command Public Affairs Nurses attend a ceremony honoring excellence in nursing at TAMC, May 8. Nurses around the country celebrated National Nurses Week, May 6-12.

Ana Allen, Pacific Regional Medical Command Public Affairs
Nurses attend a ceremony honoring excellence in nursing at TAMC, May 8. Nurses around the country celebrated National Nurses Week, May 6-12.

Capt. Joshua Gscheidmeier
Pacific Regional Medical Command

HONOLULU — Eight staff members at Tripler Army Medical Center were recognized for excellence in nursing during a National Nurses Week ceremony, here, May 8.
Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, commander, Pacific Regional Medical Command and TAMC, along with deputies and department chiefs, were in attendance to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of all award winners and nominees.
“It’s exciting,” said Col. Jennifer Bedick, regional nurse executive for PRMC and deputy commander for nursing at TAMC. “It’s fun to be able to celebrate it. It’s hard sometimes, though, for nurses to pat themselves on the back, but it’s exciting when others recognize it and see it and share in that time.”
The Spark M. Matsunaga Veterans Affairs Medical Center also recognized four of its members with awards in nursing excellence.
The guest speaker for the event was retired Col. Stephanie Marshall, director for community partnerships for the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene at the University of Hawaii and former TAMC commander, who thanked all nursing personnel in attendance.
“I want to acknowledge and thank all of you, the Tripler and the VA staff, for your service and your dedication to the care of our military and ohana, the active duty members, the family members and the veterans,” said Marshall.
During the event, leadership highlighted a recent accomplishment: the Army Nurse Corps Patient Caring Touch System Shared Accountability Award was given to the Progressive Care Unit.
Bedick read a congratulatory letter from Maj. Gen. Jimmie Keenan, commander, Southern Regional Medical Command, market manager for the San Antonio Military Health Systems and chief of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, stating, “I am so proud of your team for recognizing the importance of certification, identifying the barriers and overcoming those gaps with your project. I look forward to your next initiative; keep up the great work.”
The Army Nurse Corps provides responsive, innovative and evidenced-based nursing care integrated on the Army Medicine Team to enhance readiness, preserve life and function, and promote health and wellness for all those entrusted to care.
“It truly is selfless service for what we do every day,” said Bedick.

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