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UK Hospital Celebrates National Nurses Week

Contact: Jill Holder

 

A reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in room H-133 of UK Hospital. During the reception, at 3 p.m., officials will present two nurses with UK Hospital’s top two awards, M.J. Dickson Quality Nursing Care Award and Diana Weaver Leadership/Management Award.

 

May 5, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Nurses’ faces are the ones most patients remember after a hospital stay. University of Kentucky Hospital faculty and staff will join other hospitals across the nation in honoring the nation’s registered nurses during National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2003.

At 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, the UK Hospital Clinical Nursing Excellence Awards Dinner will be held at Spindletop Hall.

A reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in room H-133 of UK Hospital. During the reception, at 3 p.m., officials will present two nurses with UK Hospital’s top two awards, M.J. Dickson Quality Nursing Care Award and Diana Weaver Leadership/Management Award.

The M.J. Dickson Quality Nursing Care Award is given to a staff nurse who has shown a commitment to professional nursing over the past year. The Diana Weaver Leadership/Management Award is given to a nurse who has shown dynamic leadership skills over the past year. Peers nominate staff for both of these awards.

UK Hospital officials also will present the Magnet Recognition Award. The award recognizes team members on a unit for nursing excellence in creating an environment for professional practice through role modeling, coaching, teaching and advocacy.

Additional receptions will be held from 6 to 8 a.m. Friday, May 9, and from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 10, in UK Hospital, room H-133.

For more information and if you plan to attend the event, call 323-6363.


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