Kaweah Delta Set To Honor Top Nurses On May 18 in Visalia
VISALIA – Kaweah Delta has chosen its top nurses of the year and
will honor them on Wednesday, May 18, in Visalia.
The ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Visalia Convention Center,
303 E. Acequia Ave., Visalia. Additionally, the award winners are honored
during National Nurses Week, which continues through Thursday, May 12.
Award winners include:
Service to Society, Cheryl Weber, RN
Cheryl Weber, a Hospice RN, will be awarded the service to society award
for commitment to serving others and her service to the community to improve
health. She has participated in several medical mission trips to Mexico
to provide health care to the medically underserved.
Excellence in Nursing Leadership – Sandra Echeverria, RN, Nurse Manager,
Sandra Echeverria, nurse manager of Kaweah Delta’s nursing float
pool will be awarded this honor for transforming the organization’s
values, beliefs, and behaviors through innovative leadership. She is a
role model and advocate for employees.
Advancing Practice – Sabrina Orique, RN, Advance Practice Nurse
Sabrina Orique is being honored for contributing to the advancement of
clinical care and quality outcomes through professional and personal growth
and life-long learning. She is currently attending the University of Missouri,
Columbia, for her Ph.D. in Nursing.
Advancing New Knowledge and Innovation – Katie Roepke-Brenner, RN,
Acute Wound Care
Katie Roepke-Brenner is being honored for contributing to the advance of
patient care, the organization, and the profession through new knowledge
and innovation. Her nomination reads, “She would spend hours tirelessly
talking to new grads and hires, answering their questions, making them
feel good about wounds and getting them excited about all the things they
can help their patients with.”
Clinical Nurse of the Year – Michelle Adams, RN, Critical Care (Cardiac
Services); Christy Kennedy, RN, Medical Surgical (Ambulatory Surgery Center);
Daniel Castaneda, RN, Maternal Child Health (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit);
Cheryl Weber, Non-Acutes (Hospice).
These nurses are being honored for advancing patient care, the organization
and the profession.