EASTON — Emily Uyttewaal, RN, of Easton, was named winner of the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health 2021 Nurse of the Year Award in a recent award presentation conducted by UM SRH President and CEO Ken Kozel.
Uyttewaal, who works as a surgical nurse at the Ambulatory Surgery Center located at 6 Caulk Lane in Easton, was selected for this prestigious award from among 28 nurses nominated by their peers. Of the 28 nominees, 15 were selected by The Nurse Executive Committee as Unit Award Winners.
“Emily epitomizes the mission and values of Shore Regional Health,” said Brandi Covey, MSN, Nurse Manager at UM SRH Surgery Centers. “I’ve worked with Emily for over a decade in her roles as a staff nurse, PACU nurse and now a surgical nurse. Whatever she is doing, she always exudes excellence, unceasingly upholding herself to the highest standards of patient care.”
Unit Award recipients and nominees received certificates of recognition from their managers during Nurses Week, May 6-12.
“Our nurses are exceptional and care for our community with their compassionate hearts, amazing skill, and perseverance in the midst of a global pandemic,” said Jenny Bowie, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President, Patient Care Services, at UM SRH. “Nurses across our system were nominated by their peers for living and breathing our core values and being the best of the best. I am so proud of our nominees who embody all that it means to be a nurse and I extend my celebratory congratulations to every single one of them. They are the nurses that we all strive to be and I thank them for their continued service in supporting our team and their continued care for our patients and community.”
2021 Nursing Unit Award Winners are:
• Wynne Aroom – Professional Nursing Practice
• Teresa Baker – Shore Home Care
• Chantra Buttrill – Surgical Services, UM SMC at Chestertown
Also honored by their peers as 2021 Nursing Award Nominees are:
• Laura Brittingham
• Sara Burns
• Thomas Bush
• Anne Cannon
• Kari Cheezum