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Lorna Navarro, CNA II Recognized with 2019 Certified Nurse Assistant Award

Lorna Navarro, CNA II, of Carteret Health Care’s Medical Surgical Unit was honored with the Certified Nursing Assistant Excellence Award on June 17th.

Pat Ausband, Vice President Patient Care Services, presented the Nursing Assistant Excellence Award to Ms. Navarro in front of her clinical peers and administration during a called meeting that evolved into a celebration of Ms. Navarro.

Ms. Navarro has been employed with Carteret Health Care for 9 years. Focused on continuing her education, she has completed training as a Phlebotomist and Unit Coordinator to be a Patient Support Partner as well as a CNA II.

The CNA Excellence Award recognizes the special impact and importance of CNAs on patient care and the community’s health. Successful CNAs are those individuals who are compassionate, caring, flexible, professional and understand that each individual in their care has unique needs and personalities.

One nomination described Ms. Navarro as being an amazing CNA who always goes above and beyond. “Even though she transports for the CT, she is always helping the medical unit by making sure patients are settled in their room and even starting vitals.”

The CNA of the Year recognition was established to honor local Certified Nurse Assistants for their many contributions to the care and health of Carteret’s patients. Ms. Navarro was nominated by her co-workers and physicians who wanted to recognize her for her superior patient service, cheerful demeanor and dedication to the hospital and her team.

As a recipient of the Certified Nursing Excellence Award, Ms. Navarro receives an expense paid trip to a CNA convention of her choice and $200 cash. She will also be challenged to continue to display excellence in caring and be a role model at Carteret Health Care.

The CNA Excellence Award was open to all CNAs at Carteret Health Care. Nominations for Excellence Awards may be submitted by letter describing how the individual demonstrates excellence in nursing and are due 30 days prior to the announced presentation date.