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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

4 NCH nurses receive Nursing Excellence Awards

NEWPORT — Each May, North Country Hospital presents four different nurses with an excellence award based on nominations by their peers.

These four areas of excellence represent the hospital’s mission and values.

The 2022 awardees include Bruce Muir, RN (Medical/Surgical Floor) Wendy Hornby, RN (Employee Health), Wesley Nutter, RN (North Country Primary Care – Newport), and Samantha Marcoux, RN (Charge Nurse Medical/Surgical Floor).

Bruce Muir was presented with the “Commitment to Customer Service” award, very deserving, based on his nominations.

A Med/Surg nurse for 27 years, he dedicates every night shift to taking the best possible care of his patients.

It is even common for patients being admitted from the ER to the floor for them to ask, “Is Bruce working tonight? He is so caring and compassionate.”

He is also known as a “go-to” for new staff or flex nurses to the Med/Surg unit.

“Commitment to Community” was awarded to Wendy Hornby who has been a nurse at North Country in a few different roles over the last 28 years.

The connection to the community became even more profound as she directly oversaw and implemented the Covid vaccination program and under her leadership, the clinic has given well over 12,000 vaccines to staff and community members.

As an employee health nurse she is known everywhere she goes for her excellence, attention to detail, as well as her compassion for others.

Wesley Nutter received the “Commitment to Professional Growth” award, surrounded by his pod mates in North Country Primary Care.

He started as an LPN, advanced to RN, and is now continuing his education to become a Nurse Practitioner.

He is often found assisting coworkers with their tasks, along with completing his own daily schedule.

The ”Commitment to Quality” award went to weekend charge nurse Samantha Marcoux.

She has worked at North Country for 11 years.

A great role model for others, Sam applies her knowledge and attention to detail for each and every task, always on point with techniques and the latest practices.

“Not only do we recognize these excellent nurses at this time of year, but every day we value the commitment, dedication, and sacrifices of all our nursing staff throughout every department,” said Megan Sargent, VP of Patient Care Services. “You all are really the very best!”

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