Wilkes-Barre, PA, October 15, 2020 – Commonwealth Health Wilkes-Barre General Hospital announced that Lauren Muldowney, LPN has been selected to receive its Nursing Excellence Award.
This peer-nominated award, created in honor of 2020 being the “Year of the Nurse,” and in recognition of the critical role nurses have played in treating patients throughout the COVID pandemic, was open to qualifying RNs and LPNs working in a direct patient care position who consistently demonstrate characteristics synonymous with nursing excellence.
Lauren was chosen for her outstanding contributions in compassionate care for her patients and volunteering her time to work in the COVID unit.
“During my first few weeks at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital I have had the honor of meeting many outstanding nurses like Lauren in our facility. Nurses who deliver exemplary care, compassion and service, who understand the importance of teamwork and mentoring others,” said Dale Johns, CEO. “With so much focus this year on the selfless efforts of front line heroes like Lauren, we are pleased to acknowledge the important contributions of our nursing professionals"
Lauren joined Wilkes-Barre General Hospital in May 2019 and in that time has been involved in the safety coach program, is a team player and a leader in times of crisis.
In addition to receiving the Nursing Excellence Award itself, Lauren received a cash prize and the quintessential book on nursing, written by Florence Nightingale in 1859, that remains relevant in today’s modern nursing attitudes and skills.