Stevenson Memorial named 2019 Employer of Excellence

Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH) has been named the 2019 Employer of Excellence by the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (RPNAO).

This award recognizes outstanding achievement in the utilization of RPNs across an organization, the creation of multi-disciplinary teams and empowering RPNs to work to the fullest of their knowledge, skill and judgement while maintaining a safe and respectful work environment.

“RPNs play a critical role in patient care at SMH and the leadership that they have exemplified is outstanding,” says Carrie Jeffreys, VP Patient Services and Chief Nursing Executive, SMH. “It is an honour to receive this prestigious award and recognition from the RPNAO. It is a true reflection of our passionate and dedicated nursing staff.”

“The contributions that our RPNs make to our hospital inspired me to submit a nomination for the award on behalf of SMH,” says Erin Arsenault, RPN. “I am so proud to be a part of such a skilled group of nurses.”

The award will be presented to SMH at the RPNAO’s Annual AGM and Conference Gala on Thursday, October 3rd at the Four Points Sheraton in London.

As the recipient of this award, a cheque for $500 will also be presented.

The RPNAO’s CEO, Dianne Martin will visit SMH after the gala to re-present the award, allowing all staff to participate in a celebration.

The RPNAO recently awarded SMH with a $10,000 grant to implement the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) for Prevention of Delirium. This patient care program ensures optimal care for seniors with a sudden change in mental state and loss of functioning.

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