Nine years ago when Dana Doctorick, RN, of Belle Vernon, was a high school senior and named the recipient of Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Nursing Scholarship, she never dreamed that she would one day be named the hospital’s Cameos of Caring® honoree. That is exactly what occurred during MVH’s annual Nurses Day Breakfast on May 10. Ms. Doctorick, who works in MVH’s Intensive Care Unit, was named the 2012 awardee among the 10 other nominees.
“Any one of our distinguished nurses could represent Monongahela Valley Hospital as our Cameos of Caring awardee,” said Mary Lou Murt, senior vice president of Nursing. “There were many recurring words on the nomination forms such as ‘professionalism, ease of caring, top priority and lots of hugs.’ Dana is a respected nurse who always has time for others. She is a team player who cares so much for her patients that when they are transferred she visits them on other units.”
Ms. Doctorick graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She knew from the time that she was little that she wanted a career in the medical field.
“I was standing on the stage expecting to congratulate one of my colleagues and was absolutely shocked when my named was announced,” said Ms. Doctorick of the Cameos honor. “My greatest reward is being able to help people to feel better.”
Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, the prestigious Cameos of Caring Award recognizes nurses who demonstrate excellence in nursing care, serve as advocates for patients and families, and embodies the essence of the nursing profession. Ms. Doctorick will represent Monongahela Valley Hospital at the 14th Annual Cameos of Caring Awards Gala on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.