Lake Regional Health System selected five outstanding nurses to honor during National Nurses' Week, May 7–13: Amanda Perkins, LPN; René Revelle, FNP-C; Shari Rhoades, R.N.; Angela Preble, R.N.; and Beth Sarver, R.N. The award committee received 58 nominations this year from employees wishing to honor their co-workers.
"Our nurses are here for this community and are crucial to the healing work of Lake Regional," said Melissa Hunter, R.N., MSN, Lake Regional Health System's director of nursing. "I commend our Nursing Excellence Award winners for their accomplishments."
The following Lake Regional nurses are being recognized for excellence in their profession.
Amanda Perkins, LPN, Lake Regional Podiatry, received the Licensed Practical Nurse of the Year award. This award recognizes a nurse who demonstrates commitment to providing excellent care by participating in quality improvement initiatives and educational opportunities. Perkins lives in Lebanon. She is pictured with Lake Regional Podiatrist Cody Fox, DPM, FACFAS.
René Revelle, FNP-C, Lake Regional Express Care, received the Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year award. This award recognizes a nurse practitioner who is a role model for integrity, clinical excellence and a positive attitude. Revelle lives in Eldon. She is pictured with Michael Burcham, vice president of Physician Practices.
Shari Rhoades, R.N., Home Health, received the Mentorship award. This award recognizes a nurse who is known for helping other nurses learn and succeed. Rhoades lives in Camdenton. She is pictured with Melissa Hunter, director of Nursing, and Patti Muxlow, senior vice president of Clinical Services.
Angela Preble, R.N., Family Birth Center, received the Spirit of Nursing award. Florence Nightingale said, “Nursing is an art,” and one must have passion to create masterpieces. This award recognizes a nurse who always looks for opportunities to brighten the day of patients and co-workers. Preble lives in Linn Creek. She is pictured with Patti Muxlow, senior vice president of Clinical Services, and Melissa Hunter, director of Nursing.
Beth Sarver, R.N., Emergency Department, received the Rookie of the Year award. This award recognizes a first-year nurse for showing great compassion, excellence in skills and a desire to learn the registered nurse role. Sarver lives in Barnett.
Lake Regional Health System currently employs approximately 442 nurses — 87 licensed practical nurses, 331 registered nurses and 24 nurse practitioners.
Lake Regional Health System provides comprehensive health care services to the residents and visitors of the lake region. The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and is a three-time recipient of the Missouri Quality Award. Lake Regional Health System also operates primary care, walk-in care, specialty care and rehab therapy clinics; retail pharmacies; and home health services throughout the lake area.