Geraldine Shea receives Sadowsky Award for Excellence
Geraldine Shea, BSN, RN, CRNI
Shea, who is Clinical Leader in the Outpatient Infusion Center and recently became certified in Infusion Nursing, was recognized for her excellent clinical care and dedication to providing a positive patient experience. She says of her patients, "We welcome them when they arrive and be sure that they have the information they need for their visit." She also provides comfort, be it a warm blanket or a quiet room. She says it’s also important to involve the patient’s family. "Sometimes patients miss some information because they are so anxious. By embracing their family, we’re embracing them," she explains.
In her nomination, Susan Dempsey, Vice President, Clinical Services, said, "Gerri is a super star!" She was nominated because she makes patient safety and clinical care a priority, she creatively orchestrates the unit to meet the patients’ and referring doctors’ needs within staffing and facility restraints and she treats her patients with care and compassion on an emotional, personal and clinical level.
"I am honored to have received this award. For me, this has been the most meaningful recognition of my professional career because of what the award stands for and the legacy of Dr. Sadowsky," Shea says. She goes on to say, "This award validates Patient-Centered Care that we are providing in the Outpatient Infusion Center. We try to make every visit a positive patient experience by providing the highest standard of clinical excellence along with compassionate care for our patients and their families."
A former Partners in Excellence (PIE) Award winner, Shea says, "I’m thrilled to have the award." And, despite being unable to attend the Employee Service Awards ceremony, she says, "It validates what I do."
Watch Gerri Shea’s acceptance speech here.