Celebrating Our Nurses and Hospital Staff at the Health Care District of Palm Beach County
Tanya Greer, RN, BSN, NCSN, Assistant Director, School Health was honored as one of Palm Health Foundation’s “2019 Nurses of the Year” at the sixth annual Heart of Gold Nursing Reception on May 9th at the Quail Ridge Country Club in Boynton Beach. Several Health Care District school nurses attended the celebration to honor the work of local nurses in Palm Beach County.
“I was very surprised and honored to be chosen as one of the Nurses of the Year,” said Greer. It is a bittersweet moment as Greer plans to retire in August after 20 years with the Health Care District and 51 years as a registered nurse. “It has been such a rewarding, eventful, and educational experience with a lot of opportunities,” said Greer with emotion. “It’s hard to leave a career I love after all these years.”
The Health Care District staffs over 200 registered nurses in nearly 170 public schools throughout the county who keep students healthy and ready to learn. Watch how school nurse Donna Williams is making a difference in her school:
This month, ten Health Care District nurses from the School Health program, the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics, the Edward J. Healey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Lakeside Medical Center and Utilization Management were featured in South Florida Hospital News. The Health Care District showed its appreciation to all of its nurses this month in celebration of National Nurses Week and School Nurse Day.
In honor of Hospital Week from May 12th through May 18th, the Health Care District recognized its dedicated physicians and residents, nurses, other medical staff, facilities, security, food service staff, governance, administrators, Auxiliary, volunteers, and other professionals at Lakeside Medical Center for their contributions to providing high-quality, safe, and compassionate care.
Pictured: Maria Chamberlin, RN, BSN, FWHC Nurse Manager, C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics; Sherri Colon, RN, Chart Auditor, C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics; Karen Gonzalez, RN, BSN, MPH, Clinical Educator, C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics; Lisa Hogans, RN, Director of Nursing, C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics; Lianna Stevenson, RN, BSN, MBA, Care Coordinator, Utilization Management; Sandra M. Smith, RN, MSN, Director, Trauma Agency and Clinical Aeromedical Services; Kara Baker, RN, BSN, CDE, School Nurse Specialist, Certified Diabetes Educator; Kate Higgins, RN, BSN, NCSN, School Health Clinical Consultant; David Summers, RN, CFRN, EMT-P, Trauma Nurse Outreach Coordinator and Heather Shakes, RN, MSN, Case Manager, Utilization Management