Forrest General Hospital recently honored its outstanding nurses during National Nurses Week celebrations, including announcing Nurse of the Year, Nurse Manager of the Year and Tech of the Year.
Forrest General’s nurses are dedicated to their job as is evident in the number of years they have worked to keep Pine Belt patients safe. According to hospital records, registered nurses and licensed practical nurses employed at the hospital have a total of 9,401.7 service years as of April 30, 2020. Of those years, 5,835.55 years are attributed to the services of registered nurses.
The announcement of the nursing awards is always a special time during Nurses Week as these men and women are often known as the heart of health care. Leadership surprised the award winners on their units surrounded by their co-workers.
Vickie McGowan, R.N., inpatient rehabilitation services, was honored as Clinical Nurse of the Year, and Galen Pace, R.N., 2T, was honored as Nurse Manager of the Year.
Ruby Jones, R.N., Asbury Hospice House, was honored as Nurse Mentor of the Year.
Janet “Kim” Graves, R.N., 7T, was named Nurse Rookie of the Year, and Amarylis Caves, R.N., 4FB, was named Nurse Preceptor of the Year.
The Critical Care team was named Nurse Team of the Year, and Kadetrias Holmes, R.N., 8T, was named Tech of the Year.