Local registered nurses of Brazos Valley, Texas receive recognition awards from the Texas A&M University (TAMU) Health Science Center College of Nursing for years of exceptional professional service.
Among the 49 nurses nominated were Judith Greer of Brazos Valley Community Health Center, under the category, leadership; Kelley Champ Crumpler of Brazos Valley Endocrinology, for innovation; and, Shenita Summers and Matt Hoffman of St. Joseph Hospital, awarded under compassion and legacy respectively. The nominees were given a tour of the college Tuesday, just before the awards ceremony, and were awarded with a certificate and lapel pin, with the Top 4 also receiving a trophy.
According to The Eagle:
The first annual awards ceremony seeks to recognize nurses in the Brazos Valley who show leadership, compassion and innovation, and carry on the legacy of the college of nursing. Community members, patients, colleagues, physicians and supervisors who have interacted with exceptional nurses were invited to nominate them for the award.
Dr. Sharon Wilkerson, dean of the college of nursing at TAMU, shared that nurses are very much entitled to special recognition for their dedication to their profession, colleagues and patients. She shares in a recent press release, “If you think about it, your primary care provider will help you recover for an illness, but the nurse is there 24/7 carrying out most of the care.”