Elizabeth Township Nurse Selected as Jefferson Regional’s Cameos Awardee

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Michele Jackson_Cameo2013_PR copyMichele Jackson, RN, team leader, 3 North, Observation Unit will represent Jefferson Regional Medical Center at the 15th annual Cameos of Caring® Awards Gala on Nov. 2 at the David Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh.

Michele, of Elizabeth Township, was one of 10 Jefferson Regional nurses nominated for this honor.

She serves on the hospital’s Lean Committee and Observation Steering Committee. She was nominated for the award by Kimberley Finnerty, director, Patient Care Specialty Services, who referred to her as helpful, knowledgeable and full of energy.

“Michele touches every patient she encounters. Her patients describe her as warm, kind and generous,” Kim said. “Michele is a role model. She is always happy and her positive behavior is contagious on the unit. I know her patients, families, coworkers and physicians have great faith and admiration for her. She is a vision of what we hope for many nurses to emulate.”

Other Jefferson Regional registered nurses who were nominated for the Cameos award include: Cheryl Balint, 5 East; Dian Guardasoni, 3 East; Sharon Kaufman, ED; Jackie Harding, 5 East; Dina Mannarino, 5 West; Megan See, 4 East; Sandra Seeley, 4 East; Valerie Shaffer, ICU, and Tammy Yancec, 5 West.

The Cameos of Caring® Program & Awards Gala was launched in 1999 by the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing as an initiative to honor nurses who exemplify excellence in nursing care, serve as an advocate for patients and families, and embody the essence of the nursing profession.  Proceeds from the program benefit the Cameos of Caring® Endowed Nursing Scholarship Fund, established in 2000 to offer financial support for nurses to enhance their education. To date, more than $1 million has been raised for this scholarship fund.