SVMC recognizes nursing staff


BENNINGTON — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center's nursing staff was recognized on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at the Mount Anthony Country Club. The annual event highlights the qualities of a Magnet Center for Nursing Excellence, including transformational leadership, structural empowerment, professional practice, and innovation.

SVMC's leadership presented four awards. Connie Furlon of SVMC Cardiology was named the Spirit of Magnet Honoree. Dedrick Luikens, MD, of the Emergency Department, was named the Magnet Physician of the Year. The LPN Excellence Award was given to Susan Welch, LPN, of the Emergency Department. From among more than a dozen nominees, Adrienne Gigliotti, RN, of the ICU, was named the Nursing Excellence Award winner.

Claire Murray, MSN, RN, was honored for her nine-year service on the Southwestern Vermont Health Care board of trustees and for her significant contributions and dedication to the nursing profession.



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