SARANAC LAKE — A serious reward from Adirondack Well being Basis board member Joan Grabe has created a brand new annual award to acknowledge nurse mentors throughout the Adirondack Well being group.
The Adirondack Well being Nursing Legacy Award will honor registered nurses with 15 or extra years of expertise and demonstrated histories of mentoring the subsequent technology of nurses. Nominations will come from employees nurses and a overview panel will choose a winner every year. The $1,000 award can be offered in December, along side the Meghan E. Handler Excellence in Nursing Award, which honors distinctive nurses with lower than 5 years of expertise.
“Watching Adirondack Well being deftly navigate this pandemic, I felt it was necessary to honor the nurses for his or her compassionate caregiving and to acknowledge the skillful management of Sylvia Getman,” Grabe stated in a press launch. “As a nursing college alumna, I perceive how helpful sturdy mentors will be to new nurses simply beginning out.”
Nominees can be evaluated primarily based on their commitments and monitor data of mentoring younger nurses, extremely developed nursing instinct, technical expertise, sturdy rapport with colleagues, sufferers, and households, and willingness to show and share their expertise with much less skilled nursing colleagues.
“We very a lot recognize Joan’s generosity and need to formally acknowledge our excellent nurse mentors,” stated Dave Mader, chief nursing officer at Adirondack Well being. “The casual switch of data builds self-confidence in new nurses and is crucial to the standard of care and affected person expertise right here at Adirondack Well being.”
Along with her service on the Adirondack Well being Basis’s board of trustees, Grabe chairs the Start to Three Advocates and the Hunter Bellevue Faculty of Nursing advisory board and serves on the Hunter Faculty Basis board of trustees.