FARMINGTON — Nursing leaders and peers recently recognized seven Franklin Memorial Hospital nurses as outstanding, by being nominated for the organization’s sixth annual Excellence in Nursing Award.

The recognition on May 10 was coordination with National Nurses Week.

The award was established to recognize contributions by FMH nurses who support the advancement of nursing.

Nominees included: Deb Brinkman, RN, BSN, maternal and child health; Cyndi Corey, RN, maternal and child health; Jesstine Meader, RN, infusion and wound clinic; Judy Holbrook, CNA, day surgery; Debra Jewett, CNA, medical/surgical unit; Dan Morrell, RN, BSN; clinical coordinator; and Kelly Salminen, RN, medical/surgical unit.

At the conclusion of the awards ceremony, three nurses were named recipients: Dan Morrell, Debra Jewett and Judy Holbrook.

Beth O’Donnell from the Quality Department was declared honorary nurse for the immeasurable support she gives selflessly to nursing staff.

Festivities prior to the award presentation included a social hour with refreshments, entertainment by Jon Abell, and a historical and future nursing perspective by special guest Pam Ernest, retired FMH chief nursing officer.

Franklin Memorial Hospital nurses were recently recognized for their excellence. From left are Judy Ridley on behalf of Dan Morrell, Debra Jewett, Becky Wood, Jesstine Meader, Deb Brinkman and Judy Holbrook.

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