Health Care

Health Care Heroes: Nurse

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 18, 2019

The Nurse category honors a nurse whose performance is considered exemplary by patients, peers and other health care providers.



TITLE: Wound Care Program Coordinator
“Dana was recently selected as one of the Great 100 Nurses in the state of North Carolina. She is the first selection from NHRMC in seven years.
“This prestigious award honors nurses who promote the profession of nursing, demonstrate integrity and accountability and show dedication.
“Dana educates her teammates and has developed programs and best practices to ensure patients are receiving the best care possible. She builds enthusiasm for her initiatives by engaging her team, and she even started a support group for ostomy patients.
“As Wound Care Program Coordinator, Dana was responsible for educating all new nurse employees on skin, wound and ostomy care and management.
“Because nurses couldn’t make time to come to her office for the necessary education, Dana produced five videos on skin, wound and ostomy care and the related products.
“Dana also developed WOC Star Champions, designed for nurses who wanted additional wound ostomy care education, hands-on instruction and demonstrations. These nurses serve as resources on their units and are members of the Skin Care Team, a group Dana started.”
- Michael Voorheis


TITLE: Director of Patient Care Services
ORGANIZATION: Lower Cape Fear Hospice
“Mandy has been a valued team member of LCFH for over 10 years, serving in a variety of roles. When she began her employment here as a RN Case Manager, Mandy cared for some of our most vulnerable patients…those residing in skilled nursing facilities.
“Her skill level and expertise in nursing care was matched only by her genuine compassion and respect for everyone she encountered.
“After three years in the field, Mandy transitioned into the role of Clinical Liaison, where she continued her work with long-term care facilities. She became a strong patient advocate who partnered with patients, families, providers and facility personnel to ensure quality hospice and palliative care services were accessible at the appropriate time, that care plans and medical options were clearly communicated and that all care team members were on the same page.
“It didn’t take long, though, for LCFH to realize that Mandy needed to be in more of a leadership position. She was promoted to clinical coordinator and then to director of patient care services, where she now oversees clinical operations for hospice patients and families in Pender and Onslow counties.”
- Jason Clamme


TITLE: Registered Nurse and Lactation Consultant
ORGANIZATION: Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center
“Belinda measures her job success by mothers’ smiles and her effectiveness by full, contented babies. As the hospital’s first lactation consultant, Belinda has helped develop the program from its very beginnings to today, achieving Baby-Friendly Recognition from the World Health Organization for the hospital in early 2019.
“Moms become familiar with Belinda during their pregnancy – both through classes and in-office visits – and are thrilled when she enters their hospital room to offer support.
“Belinda particularly cares deeply for those patients most in need. She identifies and works with community resources to ensure they have the resources they need to care for baby and for themselves. In her personal time, she is even in the early stages of establishing a much-needed Pregnancy Resource Center for Brunswick County.
“Belinda’s care for vulnerable moms is why she is a key part of the local free community baby shower, which she helped establish in 2015. The Brunswick County Baby Shower draws donations and participation from local businesses, civic organizations and government agencies. In 2019, more than 200 new moms attended.”
- Shelbourn Stevens

Read more about all of the 2019 Health Care Heroes finalists here.

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