NEWPORT — Four nurses working at North Country Hospital were nominated by their peers and recently received excellence awards in the following categories:
Commitment to Professional Growth: Dawn Flood-Dunn, House Supervisor
While working as House Supervisor, Flood-Dunn is utilized in all nursing departments. She has continued to keep her clinical knowledge base up to date including PALS, ACLS, and NRP, and completed additional training to become a CPR instructor. When not at work at NCH, she can be found investigating deaths within the community as a Medical Examiner.
Commitment to Community: Meagan Perry, NC Primary Care Newport
Perry was instrumental in heading up the April oncology fundraiser and was able to gather support from the community to raise over $4,500 that will directly help patients in need of assistance with travel expenses. She worked long hours on her days off and after work to make sure that the fundraiser was a success.
Commitment to Quality: Christina Lawson, NC Primary Care Newport
Lawson has been a nurse at North Country Hospital for over 24 years. She has dedicated her career to providing the best quality of care to her patients. She transitioned from the OR to Primary Care a year ago and founded the education department at North Country Primary Care. She has spent countless hours researching best practice and implementing new standards for Primary Care.
Commitment to Customer Service: Lucy Carpenter, NC Primary Care
Carpenter has been a tireless advocate for her clinic patients. They hold her in high regard and frequently refer to the support she provides as their primary contact in the clinic. She has a deep knowledge of local families and their interconnectedness, which is invaluable in recognizing the effect one person’s medical issues can have across a family. She has been an efficient and effective manager of the often overwhelming amount of administrative work modern healthcare demands.