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Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Presents its 10th Annual Compassionate Caregiver Award of Distinction

CHATHAM-KENT: May 12, 2017 -- Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) presented its 10th annual Compassionate Caregiver Award of Distinction today during National Nursing Week. The Compassionate Caregiver Award of Distinction is a Royal Copenhagen figurine, gifted to CKHA in 2008 by an anonymous donor in appreciation of care provided to their loved one. The recipient of this award displays patient and family centred care, works to advance the quality of care while remaining compassionate and demonstrates respect in their environment. The award also comes with a financial gift to be used towards education at CKHA to further staff expertise in caring for patients. 
 
The recipient of the 2017 Compassionate Caregiver Award of Distinction is Carrie Hoogsteen, Registered Nurse, Emergency Department, Chatham Campus. At a special nursing week event held today at CKHA, Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive, Lisa Northcott, read from the Nominator’s letter of appreciation: “Carrie is a person with a great heart. She is nice to everyone, attentive to her patients and helps comfort them. She is a very devoted staff member and goes out of her way to make everyone feel special. She treats everyone with the utmost respect. Carrie listens to patients and families wholeheartedly and shows them compassion. She gives exceptional care to them all and often stays late to ensure her patients are well taken care of. She is a very hard worker whom lives up to our expectations daily. Carrie gives her all to everyone, whether it be patients, families or co-workers. She is a true example of great nursing with a heart of gold.”
 
Carrie Hoogsteen (L), RN, recipient of the 2017 Compassionate Caregiver Award of Distinction was congratulated by Lisa Northcott, Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive (R) at a special nursing week event on May 12, 2017.
 
“This year’s recipient always strives to deliver high quality care with unconditional compassion towards her patients and their families. She is truly deserving of this recognition – this is witnessed in the trust and respect she gains from her patients, their family members and other healthcare providers. Thank you Carrie for exemplifying CKHA’s vision of being An Exceptional Community Hospital, Setting Standards - Exceeding Expectations,” said Northcott. 
 
All nominees were congratulated for their work by Lisa Northcott, Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive. The award will be prominently displayed at the hospital, and is presented annually during National Nursing Week.  
 
National Nursing Week:
 
National Nursing Week acknowledges the valuable dedication and achievements of the nursing community which contributes to the overall well-being of Canadians. The week is celebrated from May 8 – 14, 2017 to recognize the vital role nurses play in our healthcare system and the level of expertise and care they bring to the frontlines.
 
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For more information contact:
Lisa Northcott, Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance
519.352.6401 x 5054
 

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