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Allison Cannon, RN Recognized with Nursing Excellence Award

Allison Cannon, RN in Carteret Health Care’s Critical Care Unit was awarded the 2017 Clapsadl Award in front of her peers, co-workers, family members and administration. Named in honor of Mildred Clapsadl, RN, the award recognizes the impact and importance of nursing on patient care. 

Ms. Cannon was one of many nominated from over 300 nurses, RNs and LPNs at Carteret Health Care.

Cindy Jones, VP of Patient Care Services presented the award to Ms. Cannon and shared, “Allison was selected because her peers and co-workers nominated her for all the compassionate extras that she does for patients and her team. In addition to setting the example and focusing on teamwork, Ms. Cannon is a role model for nurses, educators and peers.”

A co-worker shared that Allison is frequently seen as a patient advocate with her kind and gentle way. Her patients are her top priority and she assures they are comfortable and all their needs are met.

Tonya Fluellen Director of Patient Experience, Critical and Progressive Care and Allison’s Clinical director stated, “I am so happy to see Allison receive this award! Allison is a shining example of a caring, competent and dedicated nurse. Allison goes over and beyond not only to deliver excellence in care to her patients but also takes time to care for and educate the family members as well. Allison is a loyal team member and an asset for the Critical Care team. We are so blessed to have Allison as a member of the Carteret Health Care Team.”

Ms. Jones also noted that a co-worker shared, “Allison is always helping her team and she admits patients and is a second set of eyes when there are concerns about a patient. When mentoring others, she not only explains how to do something, but the importance of the process and why.”

Another peer stated that Allison is a wonderful person and nurse and she more than deserves to be honored with the Clapsadl Nursing Excellence Award.

Ms. Cannon meekly accepted the award and shared how much she appreciates the recognition from her second family.

As a recipient of the Clapsadl Nursing Excellence Award, Ms. Cannon will receive an expense paid trip to a national nursing convention of her choice, and $200 cash. She will also be challenged to continue to display excellence in nursing, act as a role model for nursing at Carteret Health Care, and serve on the Recognition Committee for one year.

Carteret Health Care recognizes nursing excellence twice per year in the fall/winter for the Clapsadl Award and in May for the Georgia Lewis Award. The Clapsadl & Lewis Nursing Excellence Awards are open to all clinical RNs and LPNs at Carteret Health Care who have a minimum of three consecutive years of employment and a minimum of 1000 hours worked each of these years.

Nominations for Excellence Awards may be submitted by letter to Hospital Administration describing how the individual demonstrates excellence in nursing or professionalism and are due 30 days prior to the announced presentation date.