NURSE OF THE YEAR: Pikeville Medical Center announced Brittney Arnett, second from right, as Nurse of the Year. She is pictured with from left: Assistant Vice President of Patient Services Deanna Porter, Chief Nursing Officer, and Vice President of Patient Services Michelle Rainey and Chief Operating Officer Juanita Deskins.
Medical Leader | Photo by MELINDA GOODSON

PMC honors outstanding nurses for ‘17

Melinda Goodson

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) honored the top 2017 Nurses of the Year with a Nurse of the Year ceremony held on May 8.


“I am grateful to be a nurse here at PMC for over 20 years, and to work with such a great group of nurses. To me, nursing is not a job, but a lifestyle and a calling,” said PMC Chief Nursing Office and Vice President of Patient Services Michelle Rainey. “A great nurse makes self-sacrifices, while listening carefully and offering sympathy to our patients and their families. Our Nurses of the Year were chosen because they demonstrate what it means to be great nurses every day.”


To honor top performers, nominations are submitted from each nursing department for the selection of Nurse of the Year for those respective departments. These nurses are selected based on their hard work and dedication to patients, along with the role they play in the community.


The 2017 Nurses of the Year are:


•Bariatric Center – Amy Kimbler


•Cardiac Cath Lab – John Barrett


•Cardiac Unit – Brittney Arnett


•Critical Care – Brianna Lovern


•Dialysis – Chris Yates


•Emergency Department – Rex Dale Morton


•Endoscopy – Rebecca Bond


•Home Health – Zelma Tackett


•Information Systems – Les Sizemore


•Inpatient Rehabilitation – Judy Callis


•Interventional Radiology – Jason Jude


•Labor and Delivery – Jennifer Adkins


•Leonard Lawson Cancer Center – Brandon Click


•Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – Kayla Amburgey


•Newborn Nursery – Keshia Blackburn


•Obstetrics – Michelle Sturgill


•Post Anesthesia Care Unit – Rachel Stevens


•Pediatrics – Kathryn Collins


•Pre-Op – Kristy Dixon


•Standards and Interpretation – Sheila Belcher


•Surgery – Betty Robinette


•5E – Megan Conley


•6E – Stephanie Prater


•7A – Kelly Goff


•7B – Roxie Stacy


•7E – Sonya Ashby


•8A – Sylvia Carrell


•8B – Kortney Coleman


•10M – Rolanda Addis


Winners received name plates to be displayed on Nurse of the Year plaques within their departments as well as certificates and personalized ballpoint ink pens.


“At Pikeville Medical Center, our nurses not only provide world-class quality care, but do so while showing constant compassion and kindness to our patients and their families” PMC Chief Operating Officer Juanita Deskins praised.


“The 2017 Nurses of the Year exhibit dedication, empathy and a passion for helping others. We want to thank them for their service and for making a difference at Pikeville Medical Center.”


From each departments Nurse of the Year, one Nurse was selected as the 2017 PMC Nurse of the Year.


The 2017 PMC Nurse of the Year is:


•Cardiac Unit – Brittney Arnett


Arnett has been a registered nurse at PMC for five years and is currently a shift supervisor on the Cardiac Unit.


“I am honored to be chosen as the 2017 Nurse of the Year,” Arnett said. “To be chosen from this superior group of nurses is a privilege.”


Rainey praised Arnett for her hard work and dedication to her nursing role.


“It is an honor to work with a wonderful nurse who is so compassionate, loving and dedicated to her patients,” added Rainey. “I would like to personally congratulate Brittney as the Pikeville Medical Center 2017 Nurse of the Year.”