Southeast Georgia Health System Honors Camden County Nurses of the Year for 2009

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: May 18, 2009 – The work of America's millions of nurses to save lives and maintain the health of millions of individuals was the focus of this year's National Nurses Week, celebrated annually May 6-12 throughout the United States. This year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) selected " Nurses: Building a Healthy America" as the theme for 2009. The ANA supports and encourages National Nurses Week recognition programs through the state and district nurses associations, other specialty nursing organizations, educational facilities, independent health care companies, and institutions.

During Nurses Week, Southeast Georgia Health System honored all of its nurses, including those at the Camden Campus, St. Marys Convalescent Center, and strategic affiliate locations with special pancake breakfasts and receptions honoring all the nurses and announcing the Nurses of the Year.

Connie Akins, RN, was named the Nurse of the Year at the St. Marys Convalescent Center reception on May 5. Akins, is the assistant director of nursing has two years of service with the Health System. Denise Raybon, RN, was named Nurse of the Year at the reception at the Camden Campus, also held on May 5. Raybon is a team member in ICU with three years of service with the Health System.

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