Friend of Nursing “Ray of Sunshine” and “Friend to Everyone on Unit”


Friend of Nursing Award recipient Cortnie Walsworth serves as a health unit coordinator on the 7 floor. Walsworth was nominated by both patient family members and nurses on the 7th floor who genuinely appreciate her and was awarded for December 2019 at Mercy Health Muskegon.

Here are a few examples of the nominations taken from the forms:

“Cortnie is a wonderful member of our 7th floor family. She has excellent communication skills with our patient families. She walks with families to the new hospital without being asked. Cortnie will ask if there is anything she can do to help anyone who’s having a bad day. This is beyond professionalism. This is true compassion and caring. We love Cortnie.”

From a patient’s family member’s nomination: “During this difficult time, while I was having my husband in the hospital, not knowing if he will get better, Cortnie is like a ray of sunshine. She is always helpful, friendly and professional. She definitely deserves this award.”

A nurse writes: “Any time she is at the desk, I know it will be a good day! She takes ownership of many of the floor sitations and deals with them quickly, correctly and with grace and class. She is a GEM!”

Another nurse writes as part of her nomination: “Cortnie is amazing at her job. She is a friend to everyone on this floor, not just to nurses.”

Congratulations to Walsworth!

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