Nurses at Winchester Hospital recognized


by Jane Adams

As part of National Nursing Week, several Nurses at Winchester District Memorial Hospital were honoured with special awards recognizing their commitment to their colleagues and the patients and families we serve.

Congratulations to Joanne Blaszczyk, who received the 2019 Lifelong Learner Award.

“Joanne is someone who people go to for clinical advice, support and education,” noted her nominators. “She recently completed her Occupational Health and Infection Control certifications. In addition to expanding her own education and knowledge, she teaches at nursing skills days, physician education events and presentations outside of WDMH. Joanne is simply awesome.”

The 2019 Nursing Leadership Award was presented to Charge Nurse Kristina Duncan. Her nominators said:

“Kristina is always keen to make the most of a teachable moment and goes above and beyond to follow-up and ensure that her learners are supported. Kristina’s energetic personality, combined with her work experience, makes learning fun and easily inspires others to expand their knowledge.”

Teamwork is essential to the safe delivery of nursing services, and the 2019 Team Collaboration Award was actually presented to two teams: Ambulatory Care and Clinical Information Systems. Both teams equally shone as outstanding in their nursing practice. “Although small in numbers, they are both mighty in their dedication to excellence in patient care and effective teamwork,” explained the judges.

Congratulations to all the winners and the nominees.


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