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Central Texas Medical Center: News

CTMC Honors Nursing Excellence

SAN MARCOS, TX – Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) held its second annual Nursing Excellence Awards presentation and reception during its celebration of National Hospital Week and National Nurses week earlier this month. Nineteen CTMC nurses were nominated to receive the honor from their clinical colleagues. Sherie Macht, RN,  took the trophy home.

 

“I think that it’s so very special because it comes from my peers, and it isn’t something I earned on my own; it’s something we earned together. We are a team,” Macht said after receiving the award.

 

Macht was nominated for the award by 14 associates from various departments. She has been a nurse for 26 years and joined the CTMC team in 2006.

 

“We initiated the Nursing Excellence Award at CTMC because we wanted to give our associates the chance to recognize nurses they feel are doing an outstanding job of extending our mission to the community,” said CTMC Chief Nursing Officer Lana Cameron.

 

Last year, Christopher Duiker was the recipient of the Nursing Excellence Award, which is given in conjunction with National Hospital Week. The week is also recognized as National Nurse’s Week and is sponsored by the National Hospital Association to celebrate the history, technology and dedicated professionals that provide care to communities. CTMC celebrated National Hospital Week by holding special events each day, including an employee dunk tank, tug of war competition and picnic.

 

All nominees for the Nursing Excellence Award are listed below:

 

Carolyn Parker, RN

Cheryl Giberson, LVN

Collette Rowe, LVN

Doris Helean, RN

Juan Trevino, LVN

Julie Candelario, RN

Micaela Russell, RN

Mindy Yuchinski, RN

Pam Foster, RN

Patti Hancock, RN

Sherie Macht, RN

Sherry McCoy, RN

Susan Crump, LVN

Suzanne Miller, RN

Amanda Stiefer, RN

Bobbi Finn, RN

Dolores Quintanilla, RN

Manny Longoria, RN

Pam Duiker, RN

 

About CTMC

The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, was restructured in 1960. The present facility was opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 700 employees works with more than 220 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. In addition, over 200 community members and interns from area educational institutions volunteer their services to the hospital. In 2010 and again in 2011,  CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County.  In addition, CTMC added a certified Chest Pain Center to its ER capabilities in 2011.

 

CTMC is a member of the Adventist Health System (AHS), a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, AHS  has quickly grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation. Today, AHS  supports 43 hospitals and employs 55,000 individuals. AHS hospitals are comprised of 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.

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