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Ms. Shirley Bealer, Medical Director of Overton Brooks Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Left) had the pleasure of presenting Carolyn Green (Right) with her Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award.

Friday, January 6th, 2012

With her proud granddaughter

With her proud granddaughter

Carolyn’s family couldn’t be any prouder of her.  Here she is pictured with her granddaughter who came out to celebrate with her.

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Interview with NBC affiliate KTAL

Interview with NBC affiliate KTAL

The local television network came out to interview Carolyn.  They were interested in finding out more about her work with the Overton Brooks VAMC’s Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Program.

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Colleagues and family came out to celebrate Carolyn's award

Colleagues and family came out to celebrate Carolyn's award

Carolyn’s colleagues and family were excited to celebrate her recognition.

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Working the Overton Brooks VAMC's Homeless Veterans Program

Working the Overton Brooks VAMC's Homeless Veterans Program

“I like my work because  it gives me the chance to help others that are vulnerable and who need assistance in getting their life back on track.  I have the privilege of providing case management and care coordination to homeless Veterans and it is the most rewarding job that I have ever had.”

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Jessica listens as Lee explains why she nominated her for the 2011 Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award

Jessica and Lee“Jessica knows where she needs to go and always gets there.  We do not expect new graduate nurses to be at this level of leadership, especially at her age”, explained Lee Passow, Director of ICU/ OCU and Jessica’s nominator.

Monday, November 21st, 2011

An emotional Cindy Stokes receives her award

p>cindy_stokes for CC“I was very touched to know that what I do everyday in my caring for my patients really matters.  Sometimes when you are just doing your job you do not realized what an impact that you are making on a patient’s or family’s life, but to hear it read to you in the fashion that it was written really makes you realize that what you do for patients and families does make a difference.”

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Wendell Mobley hands Jennifer her Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award

With Wendell for CCAs Jennifer listens, Wendell Mobley, Director of Cherokee Uniforms’ Charitable and Scholarship Programs welcomes her into the group of elite healthcare professionals that form the Cherokee family.

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Christina Cruso-Smith congratulates Jennifer

With Christina Cruso for CCAfter submitting a very compelling nomination for Jennifer, Christina Cruso-Smith (left), colleague, friend and nominator congratulates Jennifer for being recognized with the award.

Friday, November 18th, 2011

A tearful Shakira Henderson finds out she is a Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award winner

Shakira receives her award pin “I knew right away and began to cry.  Many times you do things not expecting any recognition. So I was stunned. I do what I love and I work hard becasue I love it.”

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Shakira celebrates with some of her colleagues

p>Shakira Henderson with nurses in her unitShakira, who was “humbled just to be nominated”, poses with Colleen Rodriguez (left) and Christina Mesa (far right).

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Shakira receives a warm hug from her Director, Colleen Rodriguez

Shakira receives a hugAfter being notified of her award status, Shakira (right) and Colleen Rodriguez (left) embrace.  According to Shakira, “she (Colleen) started me on this journey and believed in my ability to do it.  She has been forever encouraging”.

Friday, November 18th, 2011

A very proud family and close friends come out to celebrate Jessica’s achievement

p>Jessica with her family 500X329After having the surprise of her life, Jessica stated, “when I saw my parents, my brother, and my friends, I felt very overwhelmed and full of gratitude.”

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Jessica and some of her colleagues

Jessica and her team 500According to Jessica, “my best tool in nursing would be the great team of nurses that I work with. Nursing is definitely a team effort and you can’t do everything by yourself.” Here she is pictured with some of those colleagues and her mentor who came out to surprise her.

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Jessica receives her award trophy

Jessica and her award 500X329A very humbled and excited Jessica Estep receives her Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award trophy!

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Jessica receives her award

Jessica listens as Wendell Mobley reads her award letter 500X329Jessica listens as Wendell Mobley reads her award letter (with Don Lorack, CEO, Anaheim Regional Medical Center and Lee Passow, ICU/ COU Director, Anaheim Regional Medical Center).

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Cindy Stokes’s Award Ceremony Video

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Lisa receives her award

Lisa and Mary Loue Araneo AwardLisa receives her Inspired Comfort award from Mary Lou Araneo, VP for Institutional Advancement (right) at Suffolk County Community College, Sayville Center.

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Lisa cannot believe that she has just won

Lisa surprisedAn emotional Lisa shies away from cameras as she learns that she has been named a Grand Prize Winner in the 2011 Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award!

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Lisa learns that she is a winner

IMG_6485Mary Lou Araneo, Vice President for Institutional Advancement (right) congratulates Lisa Quinones as she learns that she is a 2011 Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award Recipient.

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Lisa and the staff at Suffolk County Community College

Lisa and her colleagues for CCLisa Quinones receives support from the staff at Suffolk County Community College, Sayville Center.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Shannon receives her Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award from Mark Nix, President & CEO

Shannon receives award from Mark Nix for CC Mark Nix, President & CEO Infirmary Health (left), congratulates Shannon Davidson.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Shannon receives a hug from Amanda McLain

Shannon receives hug from coworker who nominated her for CCAmanda McLain (left), who nominated Shannon for her selfless volunteer work, gives Shannon a congratulatory hug.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Shannon receives her Cherokee Inspired Comfort pin from Suzanne Bird

Shannon receives pin from Suzanne Byrd, chief nursing officer, while mom and husbnd watch- for CCSuzanne Bird, CNO (left), pins Shannon while her mother and husband watch.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Shannon with the Infirmary Health team

Shannon with Infirmary Health Team for CC From left to right: Joe Stough, Hospital Administrator, Ashley Carwille, RN, Amanda McLain, RN, Shannon Davidson, Kim Diegan, RN, Suzanne Bird, CNO, Kelley Hicks, RN.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Shannon listens as her award letter is being read

Shannon listens for post

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Jesse Kontra receives a 2010 Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award

Jesse being awarded his trophy for being selected the Grand Prize Winner in the Non-Physician Healthcare Professional category of the 2010 Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award.  Posing with Dr. Lorna Stuart, Medical Director & Debra Shupp, Director of Development at their 2010 Annual Dinner for The Clinic.

Jesse being awarded his trophy for being selected the Grand Prize Winner in the Non-Physician Healthcare Professional category of the 2010 Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award. Posing with Dr. Lorna Stuart, Medical Director & Debra Shupp, Director of Development at their 2010 Annual Dinner for The Clinic.

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Methodist Fayette celebrates Peggy Matthews

The National Winner in the RN Category for the 2010 Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award, Peggy Matthews!

The National Winner in the RN Category for the 2010 Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award, Peggy Matthews!

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

The FHN practice celebrates Peggy Folgate!

FHN Physician Practice Director-Cathy Stouffer, Libby Myers- APN/ CNM (Peggy's nominator), Peggy Folgate, Katie Folgate, & FHN VP Nursing/ CNO - Nancy Stouffer

FHN Physician Practice Director-Cathy Stouffer, Libby Myers- APN/ CNM (Peggy's nominator), Peggy Folgate, Katie Folgate, & FHN VP Nursing/ CNO - Nancy Stouffer

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

And the winners is…

Peggy Folgate's Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award trophy

Peggy Folgate's Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award trophy

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Peggy’s proud family helps celebrate her award

Peggy's daugther, Katie and husband, Tony attended her award ceremony.

Peggy's daugther, Katie and husband, Tony attended her award ceremony.

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Surprise! A picture is worth a million words

Peggy's reaction to her surprise award ceremony.

Peggy's reaction to her surprise award ceremony.

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Congratulations Samantha!

Sami posing with Bruce Boxer and Betty Sheridian, CNO/ COO at South Jersey Healthcare System

Sami posing with Bruce Boxer and Betty Sheridian, CNO/ COO at South Jersey Healthcare System

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

“This is a day I will remember for as long as I am alive”

SJH Family celebrating Samantha's award!

SJH Family celebrating Samantha's award!

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Samantha Abate’s Award Ceremony

caption id=”attachment_1343″ align=”alignleft” width=”475″ caption=”Bruce Boxer, Sami's nominator, presenting her with her 2010 Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award”]Bruce Boxer, Sami's nominator, presenting her with her 2010 Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award[/caption]

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011