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NBRHC honours nurse with award

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The North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC) honoured one of its nurses with a leadership award during Nursing Week.

Lori-Ann Crittenden has been announced as the second recipient of the Leslie Burt-Manary RN Leadership Award.

Officials say Lori-Ann’s nomination was endorsed by the required two nominators, along with signatures of support from eighteen other nurses and allied health professionals. She has been a nurse for 23 years and takes a responsibility to make patients and families feel comfortable, safe and cared for, ensuring that a patient’s mental and physical care is equal.

“Congratulations to Lori-Ann. She is humble, professional and caring nurse and is a role model during these unprecedented times of a pandemic,” said Tiziana Silveri, Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive, NBRHC. “I also acknowledge the following deserving nominees: Paula Doncaster, Tamara Chapman, and Janice Herzog.”

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Officials say the Leslie Burt-Manary RN Leadership Award is named in honour of the dedicated nurse who passed away from cancer in 2017. Her mother, Pauline Burt, established an endowment fund to celebrate nursing leadership, which provides an annual grant for professional development in memory of her daughter.

“The endowment fund and bursary is a meaningful way to remember the impact Leslie had in motivating others to aspire to obtain the values and qualities that made her exceptional,” said Tammy Morison, President and CEO, NBRHC Foundation. “In 2018, the endowment fund was seeded with a donation from Pauline Burt, Leslie’s mother. Additional donations to the Leslie Burt-Manary Endowment Fund will help it reach the threshold of $25,000 so that the annual grant of $250 can be sustained, grown and funded through interest.”

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