Bayhealth recently honored its nurses of the year. Nominated by their peers, these nurses go above and beyond to deliver exceptional patient care, support colleagues, and advance the profession. A committee comprised of directors from departments throughout the hospital evaluates the nominations and determines award winners in a blind review process based on the Delaware Excellence in Nursing Practice Awards criteria used by the Delaware Nurses’ Association and the Delaware Organization of Nurse Leaders. All Bayhealth nominations are also submitted for the Delaware Excellence in Nursing Practice Awards.
Winners at Bayhealth Milford Memorial included Jessica Soja, BSN, RN (Community Based); Nina Vira, BSN, RN (New Registered Nurse Graduate); Ann Veith, BSN, RN (Clinical Nurse-Inpatient—Hospital Based:); Cathy Gegaris, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN (Advanced Practice Nurse); Megan Klonzaris, BSN, RN, CCRN (Clinical Nurse-Critical Care—Hospital Based). In addition to winning in their categories, Megan Klonzaris was the overall Nurses of the Year at Bayhealth Milford Memorial Other nominees from Bayhealth Milford Memorial included Karen MaGee, RN, Kimberly Green, RN, PCCN, Erin Wagoner, RN and Robin Maracle, RN, CMSRN.