Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Baptist Health Paducah 300PADUCAH, Ky. (5/5/14) — Jason Mick, RN, didn’t have to look far to find a good example when he started his nursing career at Baptist Health Paducah last year.

He turned to his mother, Kim Mick, RN, who has worked at Baptist almost 26 years, including during the time she was expecting Jason and his twin brother, Aaron.

Turns out she set the bar high, but Jason met the challenge. Mother and son were among a select group of nurses honored during a recent banquet. In celebration of Nurses Week, May 6-12, Baptist Health Paducah recognizes its entire nursing staff for their focus on quality and customer service to meet the needs of patients.

“I think it’s a first, (relatives) receiving an excellence award at the same time,” said Kim, palliative care coordinator. “Even though he’s new, I’m proud he’s already caught on to helping the needs of the patient and family. I guess it’s in the genes. You treat the patient and family like you would want to be treated.”

Jason, 24, who works on the third floor, surprised his parents when he decided to pursue nursing, but said interacting with patients and their family has been rewarding.

“I talk with them and try to get their minds off being here,” he said. “For a lot of people, it’s unfamiliar territory. I want to make sure they aren’t treated like just another room number.”

Other nurses honored for excellence in customer service were Betty Norwood, clinical informatics; Jessica Ingram, cath lab; Darla Turner, Emergency department; Kim Brown, outpatient chemotherapy; Jessica Holt, outpatient center; Blanche De Wolf, surgical recovery; Savannah Brown, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; Patricia Dawn Cole, second floor; Amy Byford, third floor; Alyce Steele, Intensive Care/Cardiac Care Unit; Robin Lampley and Kerri Peck, fourth floor; Tracy Thompson, Baptist Health Line; Regina Elliott, Home Health; and Alexandra Cole, BaptistWorx.

Nurses honored for excellence in quality were Tonya Edwards, education; Helen McNeil, Cardiac Rehab; Emily Robinson, Emergency department; Lisa Feldstein, radiation therapy; Jennifer Travis, outpatient center; Janice Hawkins, quality resources; Jennifer Rodgers, surgery; Katie Holton, labor and delivery; Rebecca Scott, obstetrics/pediatrics; Shirrell Ramey, second floor; Gwen Edwards and Megan Burcham, third floor; Kate Hughes, Intensive Care/Cardiac Care Unit; Nicole Walker and Dawn Mohler, fourth floor; Bonnie Bullard, Baptist Health Line; and Robin Pegram, Western Baptist Medical Ventures.

Three nurses chosen for special honors were Ashley Robbins, third floor, Charge Nurse of the Year; Carol Dodson, Pool Nurse of the Year, and Tammy Patton, House Supervisor of the Year.

“Nurses at Baptist Health Paducah are valued and recognized for their excellence in patient care delivery,” said Polly Bechtold, RN, vice president of nursing. “We strive to provide the nurses with an environment that promotes excellence and opportunity for growth and development. I am proud of these individual nurses for exemplifying quality and customer service.”

nurse-winners-2014(lr) Carol Dodson, Pool Nurse of the Year; Tammy Patton, House Supervisor of the Year, and Ashley Robbins, Charge Nurse of the Year.

Quality-winnersTop row, from left, Dawn Mohler, Jennifer Rodgers, Emily Robinson, Shirrell Ramsey, Robin Pegram and Nicole Walker. Bottom row: Helen McNeill, Katie Holton, Kathryn Hughes, Lisa Feldsien, Megan Burcham and Bonnie Bullard. Not pictured: Gwen Edwards, Tonya Edwards, Janice Hawkins, Rebecca Scott and Jennifer Travis.

Customer-service-winners Top row, from left: Robin Lampley, Jason Mick, Kim Mick, Betty Norwood, Kerrie Peck, Alyce Steele and Tracy Thompson. Bottom row: Jessica Holt, Jessica Ingram, Regina Elliott, Patricia Dawn Cole, Amy Byford, Savannah Brown, Kim Brown and Darla Turner

SurfKY News
Information provided by Angie Kinsey

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Mary Roberts Steps into Role as Lactation Consultant at MCCH

MURRAY, Ky. (1/31/15) — After numerous years working with newborns and their parents, Mary Roberts, RN, has moved to… Read More

Most Read This Week

January 28, 2015 18110

UPDATED: Several Involved in Two-Vehicle Accident

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
January 26, 2015 9230

KSP Arrests Two on Child Porn Charges; MPD…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper Stu Recke
January 28, 2015 7264

Nortonville Man Accused of Meth Possession,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
January 26, 2015 6848

School Board Votes 3-2 for Utility Tax

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
January 25, 2015 6528

Juvenile Hit by Vehicle at McDonald's

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by GPD Officer Wes Miller
January 28, 2015 6398

Tax Recall Committee Formed Day After School…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
January 29, 2015 6278

Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of Child

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
January 31, 2015 6125

24-Year-Old Killed in One-Vehicle Collision

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Most Read This Month

January 08, 2015 23631

Woman Claiming to be 'Lady Gaga' Tours Town in…

in Top News For All Sites by Madisonville Police Department
January 15, 2015 23219

UPDATE: Fatality Victim's Name Officially Released

in Top News For All Sites by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Today

January 31, 2015 6125

24-Year-Old Killed in One-Vehicle Collision

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
January 30, 2015 5976

More Than 800 Gather to Encircle HCCHS

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
January 31, 2015 1494

UPDATED GAME STORY: Muhlenberg Mustangs Trample…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Mike Groves
January 30, 2015 1360

Governor, First Lady, Commissioner Celebrate New…

in Top News For All Sites by Office of the Governor
January 31, 2015 1181

Eating Only during 9-12 Hour Period May Help…

in General News For All Sites by Melissa Landon
January 31, 2015 1055

Hooked on Science - 'Chemical Reaction Splash'

in General News For All Sites by Jason Lindsey
January 31, 2015 1048

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

in Hopkins News by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
January 31, 2015 983

Woman Veterans Video Now on KDVA YouTube

in General News For All Sites by Lisa Aug
January 31, 2015 922

Keeping the Faith - 'Will Practice Make Perfect?'

in General News For All Sites by Ronnie McBrayer
January 31, 2015 721

Daviess County Traffic Advisory

in Owensboro News by Keith Todd
January 31, 2015 719

Merle Travis Fans Pay Tribute to Thumbpicking…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
January 31, 2015 547

Local Church Offering Food for Body, Mind, Spirit

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News