BRIDGTON — In honor of National Nurses Week, Bridgton Hospital announced that Karen Harding, R.N. is the 2017 recipient of the Winnie R. Moore, R.N., Clinical Nursing Award.

The presentation took place May 8 during the annual Winnie Moore Breakfast celebrating what nurses do every day.

Each year the Medical Staff recognizes a nurse for their outstanding clinical skills and contributions to the hospital.

Harding spearheaded Bridgton Hospital’s Wound Treatment Associate Program, which features a WOCN® certified nurse overseeing practicing registered nurses working to achieve the same certification. Harding has used this certification process to support a robust wound care program at Bridgton Hospital.

Dr. Wenda Saunders presented the award, an engraved commemorative Revere pewter bowl.

In addition, Deb Noble, R.N., the 2016 Winnie R. Moore, R.N., Clinical Nursing Award recipient, handed down a candle in a simple wood holder representative of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing and the “Lady with the Lamp.”

Harding’s name will be added to the permanent plaque on the Kendal and Anna Ham In-patient Wing of the hospital.

Bridgton Hospital announced that the Winnie R. Moore Clinical Nursing Award was presented to Karen Harding, R.N. From left are hospital chaplain Priscilla Bickford, Dr. Wenda Saunders, Harding, and Director of Nursing Jill Rollins, R.N. 

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