Franciscan Health Hammond nurses were honored May 10 during an annual Franciscan Nursing Award celebration. Two nurses each were selected in the categories of Staff Nurse-Clinical Nurse, Nurse Leader, Nurse Educator and Ambulatory-Outpatient Nurse, after the vote tallies, cast by their peers, were tied.
Each winner was lauded in comments by their colleagues that were read aloud by Alisa Murchek, chief nursing officer.
Shown, from left, are Murchek, Cheryl Bello, Rachel Nowaczyk, Deena Pidrak, Geri Smith, Natalie Buffington, Stephanie Granato, Melissa Ochwat and Patrick Maloney, hospital president and chief executive officer, who also praised their efforts.
The nurses received a cake and gifts during the event, which took place during National Nurses Week. Not shown is nurse Kelly McCarthy.