By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Happy Nurse's Week!

Recently, in celebration of Nurses’ Week, we gathered to recognize our nurses and honored many of them with much-deserved awards. This incredibly talented and hard-working group of Eastside partners care for our patients every day.

Our nurses heal our patients' hearts, minds, bodies and souls. They embody what it means to be compassionate, they are quick to set aside personal anxiety to help others and though their patients may forget their names, patients will never forget how their nurses made them feel while they were treated here at Eastside. Please join me in thanking our Eastside nurses for all they do and wish each of them a happy Nurses' Week as you see them about the hospital and in our community! To see more photos from the 2015 Nursing Awards ceremony at Eastside, visit our Facebook page and be sure to leave a congratulatory message for the award recipients.

Vicki Huff 
Nurse of the Year

Noureen Tharwani
Rookie RN of the Year

Debbie Comer
Nurse Excellence Award

Jacqueline Whyte
Community Service Award

Annastasia St. Louis
Nursing Quality Award 

Jaime Royals
Patient Safety Award 

Adele Warren
Nursing Innovation Award

Mandy Lee
Aspiring Nurse Leader Award

Rob Andrews
Nurse Preceptor of the Year 

Kim Redwood
Nursing First Followers Award

Frist Award Winners:
Professional Mentoring Award: Elizabeth Long, joint/spine
Compassionate Care Award: Margaret Ike, OR

Nursing GEMS:
Mauverlyn Archer, surgical unit

  • Tinsley Baker, case management

Heather Blackburn, mother/baby

  • Tiffany Boswell, PCU

Elizabeth Brown, behavioral health unit

  • Brittany Daniel, pain and spine center

Ben Dukes, emergency services

  • Melanie Dupont, labor/delivery

Teri Gottschalk, PACU

  • Kim Hennelly, day surgery

Aneta Hoskyn, medical unit

  • Sunita Khati, surgical unit

Jacqueline Longmore, OR

  • Luann Luedtke, endoscopy

Lisa Melton, behavioral health intake

  • Lynn Musarra, ECT

Calyne Mohan, inpatient rehab

  • Robin Ramirez, diabetes education

Cindy Rodriguez, ICU

  • Holly Sentell, joint & spine

Somi Thomas, behavioral health south

  • Bonka Vancheva, behavioral health east

Vicki Wade, behavioral health north

  • Cristy Willems, cath lab

Julie Wyngaert, wound clinic