Park Ridge Health announces nominees for N.C. nurses award

From the press release from Park Ridge Health:

Hendersonville, N.C. (May 8, 2012) – Park Ridge Health is excited to announce its nominees for the Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina award: Debra Williams, R.N., M.S.N., and Kristin Seifried, R.N., B.S.N.

Debra Williams has served as In-service Coordinator in the Clinical Education Department at Park Ridge Health for more than 11 years. She personally demonstrates excellence in nursing through advancement of the profession at Park Ridge, where she provides clinical care training for all nursing associates. Outside Park Ridge Health, Debra also serves as President Elect of the Carolinas Society for Healthcare Education and Training, and as a mentor for those pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing at Gardner-Webb University. Debra is an active volunteer locally for Relay for Life and March of Dimes.

Kristin Seifried has served as a registered nurse at Park Ridge Health for more than 12 years. She provides care primarily in the Emergency Department, PACU and Outpatient Surgery, where her patients consistently share compliments about the care she delivers. Kristin serves our community by volunteering regularly for Habitat for Humanity and MANNA Food Bank.

Craig Lindsey, R.N., Vice President of Clinical Services at Park Ridge Health, states, “I am honored to have the opportunity to work with both Debra and Kristin, who embody the values of the Great 100 organization and the values of Park Ridge Health. Their dedication to the nursing field and to our community is inspiring.”

About the Great 100 Nurses Award:
This yearly award recognizes 100 registered nurses across the State of North Carolina who demonstrate professional excellence both inside and outside the workplace. Nurses who qualify for the once-in-a-lifetime award exemplify the qualities of professionalism, integrity, commitment, caring and dynamism. The Great 100 Award began in 1988 with the goal of both recognizing excellence in nursing and raising money for scholarships in nursing education.

About Park Ridge Health:
Park Ridge Health was built by Henderson County residents, and more than 100 years later is still a beloved piece of our growing community’s health care network, providing quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1986, Park Ridge Health partnered with Adventist Health System, joining a family of more than 43 exceptional not-for-profit community hospitals across the country. Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region – including state-of-the-art surgery suites, a boutique baby delivery experience and North Carolina’s first 64-slice CT scanner in 2006 – Park Ridge Health provides personalized care throughout the region, offering a network of nearly 80 family and specialty physicians, nationally accredited cancer services, a comprehensive wound care and hyperbaric center and full-service orthopedic care. For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit http://www.parkridgehealth.org or call 855.PRH.LIFE (855.774.5433).


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