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May 31 2011

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LRMC nurse wins top honors

The management of Longview Regional Medical Center (LRMC) never expected the high number of nominations for this year’s Patient Choice Award.
This recognition goes to the nurse with the highest number of votes for compassion, competence and quality care.  Held during National Nurses’ Week, this year’s voting went to Sherry Benson.  Part of the Emergency Department staff, Benson was humble upon hearing the news.  LRMC queries former patients on which nurses have performed best
“Sometimes it’s just too hard to spot one nurse when there are so many nurses in our hospital doing such an unbelievable job caring for our patients,” said LRMC Chief Nursing Officer Stephanie Foster. “That’s why we asked patients to help us make the choice.  They see the little things that matter so much on a very personal level.  We are honored to spotlight Sherry for her extraordinary care as one of our nursing staff.”
“She was the best nurse I have ever had,” said one former patient.
“She kept my family informed all the way through, letting us know what was being done and why,” said another.
“Sherry was so caring, and always smiled,” said a third.
Apart from an engraved plaque, Benson will receive a cash prize and be honored at a special luncheon with the LRMC administrative staff, board of trustees, her supervisor, nursing director and the families who nominated her.  She will have a newspaper ad to publicize her accomplishment and be featured on the 2011 Patient Choice Award winner’s poster.

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