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Florence Nightingale Awards recognize outstanding nurses at TriStar Centennial

May 11, 2012

Nashville, Tenn., (May 11, 2012) – The highlight of TriStar Centennial’s Nurses Week observance is an annual Florence Nightingale Awards ceremony. The awards are given to nurses who emulate the spirit of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

This year’s award recipients are: Judy Solberg, TriStar Ashland City; Mary Beth Ireland, TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion; Jessica Landis, TriStar Centennial Sarah Cannon Cancer Center; Mildred Wardle, TriStar Centennial; and Connie Skipworth, TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s hospital.

“Congratulations to all of our nurses nominated by their peers and leaders for their demonstrated passion and commitment to the nursing profession and our patients,” said Catherine Duffy, chief nursing officer for TriStar Centennial. “I would especially like to congratulate our 2012 award recipients. They are representative of the caring, compassionate and professional nurses we are fortunate to have on our TriStar Centennial team.”

Nominees are recognized for demonstrating TriStar Centennial’s ICARE values in providing nursing care to our patients and furthering the nursing profession in our hospital. The ICARE values represent integrity, compassion, a positive attitude, respect and exceptional quality. A panel selects one nominee from five areas of the hospital to receive the award. Recipients are announced during an awards ceremony celebrating the conclusion of Nurses Week.

National Nurses Week is celebrated each year from May 6 through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. This week focuses attention on the diverse ways America's 3.1 million registered nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals. The American Nurses Association theme for 2012 was "Nurses: Advocating, Leading, Caring."

Celebrating 44 years of providing quality healthcare to Nashville, Middle Tennessee and the surrounding region, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is a 657-bed comprehensive facility offering medical and surgical programs including behavioral health, 24-hour emergency, heart and vascular, imaging, neurosciences, oncology, orthopaedics, pediatrics, rehabilitation, sleep disorder, and women’s services. An affiliate of the TriStar Health System, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is home to TriStar Centennial Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s, TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center as well as TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion, one of the oldest and largest full-service psychiatric facilities in the region. Round-the-clock care is also available at TriStar Ashland City, a critical access hospital in nearby Cheatham County. The new TriStar Emergency Room at Spring Hill will provide 24-hour emergency care for nearby Spring Hill, Tenn., and surrounding communities when it opens in 2013. For more information about the services offered and health plans accepted by TriStar Centennial Medical Center or TriStar Health System, call TriStar MedLine at (615) 342-1919 or (800) 242-5662, or visit TriStarHealth.com and choose TriStar Centennial Medical Center. TriStar Centennial Medical Center is located at 2300 Patterson Street in Nashville.

Florence Aware Recipients
TriStar Centennial Florence Nightingale Award recipients (left to right) Mary Beth Ireland, TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion; Mildred Wardle, TriStar Centennial; Jessica Landis, TriStar Centennial Sarah Cannon Cancer Center; Judy Solberg, TriStar Ashland City; and Connie Skipworth, TriStar Centennial Women's & Children's hospital, pose for a photo after the hospital's annual awards ceremony May 11, 2012.

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