Southeast Georgia Health System Honors 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 May 6-12, celebrated annually 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 Brunswick Campus, Senior Care Center, and strategic affiliate locations with special pancake breakfasts and receptions honoring all the nurses and announcing the Nurses of the Year.

Bridget Williams, RN, was named the Nurse of the Year at the Senior Care Center reception on May 6. Williams is an MDS coordinator who interacts with staff to coordinate the assessment and care of residents and has six years of service with the Health System. Linda Joines, RN, was named Nurse of the Year at the reception held at the Brunswick Campus on May 7. Joines is the team leader for the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department and has 33 years of service with the Health System.

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