Conemaugh Health System Announces 2016 Nursing Excellence Award Winners

September 21, 2016

Conemaugh Health System recently announced winners of its annual Excellence in Caring Nursing Award.  Brandy Getty of Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Mary Ann Strong of Conemaugh Miners Medical Center, Mindy Luteri of Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center, Wendy Ebersole of Nason Hospital, and Marian Korenoski of Conemaugh Physician Group all received the honor of the award. 

“Congratulations to all the nominees for the Excellence in Nursing Award.  This is a great accomplishment for our nominees and award winners,” says Claudia Rager, Vice President of Nursing Services.  “Their dedication to our patients and families is unparalleled and helps to create the Ideal Patient Experience.”

The award was created to recognize and honor the exceptional bedside nurses within the organization.  Candidates of the award demonstrate excellence in nursing care, emulate Conemaugh Health System’s CARING values, serve as an advocate for their patients and patients’ families, and embody the essence of the nursing profession.  Candidates for this award were nominated by fellow employees and winners were selected by a diverse selection committee.

The award winners demonstrate commitment beyond clinical expertise and serve as effective advocates for patients, families, students, and the nursing profession.  They act as role models and are proactive in decision-making.  They bring expertise to nursing with a genuine caring attitude and compassion for others, and are respected by others in the organization, bringing pride to their profession.

An award dinner was held in honor of the recipients, and they were also recognized at Conemaugh Health System's annual employee recognition dinner.

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About Conemaugh Health System

Conemaugh Health System, a member of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, is the largest healthcare provider in west central Pennsylvania, serving over a half-million patients each year through the Conemaugh Physician Group and Medical Staff, a network of hospitals, specialty clinics and patient focused programs. Conemaugh’s 4,500+ employees and 350+ physicians are committed to excellence and repeatedly earn state and national recognition for exceptional clinical outcomes.  Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, the system’s flagship hospital, provides sophisticated technology, the highest levels of trauma and neonatal intensive care and a committed history of training tomorrow’s physician, nurses and allied health providers.