December 2020 Mercy Health Friend of Nursing Award Recipient

Emily Tassoni, a certified Psych Technician from Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Psych Med Unit was nominated in September 2020 for the Friend of Nursing Award. Our staff recognizes Emily as an outstanding role model. The Nursing Practice & Environment Council (NPEC) agrees and selected Emily to receive the Friend of Nursing Award for December 2020.  … Read more December 2020 Mercy Health Friend of Nursing Award Recipient

“Best Friends of Nursing” – Entire Respiratory Therapy Team Named as Friends of Nursing for May 2018

Rather than simply listing an individual, Critical Care Nurse Kari Feringa and many others nominated an entire department, the respiratory therapy team, as Friends of Nursing. The Respiratory Therapy team was honored by nursing leadership at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in May 2018. An excerpt from the nomination is below: “I nominate our Respiratory Therapist … Read more “Best Friends of Nursing” – Entire Respiratory Therapy Team Named as Friends of Nursing for May 2018

Friend of Nursing Recipient Supports Struggling Patient by Listening

Jillian Boukma, PCA, who works in the Lacks Outpatient Surgery department, is credited for always rising above what’s expected of her in order to serve her department and especially her patients of Mercy Health in a positive and helpful manner. While Boukma does this daily, Sara Leary, a nurse in outpatient surgery, noted one exemplary … Read more Friend of Nursing Recipient Supports Struggling Patient by Listening

Annette Beekman Receives Friends of Nursing Award

The December 2016 Friends of Nursing Award winner is Annette Beekman, Polysomnographer at the Muskegon General campus Sleep Center. At the time of this nomination, Annette worked in the Cardiopulmonary Department.  She was nominated by Mary Carlson, RN, from the Service Excellence Department, on behalf of a former patient.  The former patient writes: “While I … Read more Annette Beekman Receives Friends of Nursing Award