October 1, 2013

Patino named PCU Employee of the Year at Gordon Hospital

Submitted by Gordon Hospital

CALHOUN — Vanessa Patino, RN, BSN, was recently named the Progressive Care Unit (PCU) Employee of the Year at Gordon Hospital.

According to Karen Steely, director of PCU, Patino has served Gordon Hospital in PCU for more than two years and just recently began transitioning into ICU (Intensive Care Unit). She was nominated for the award by her peers for being an outstanding patient caregiver and supportive co-worker.

“Vanessa’s work ethic, passion and determination are evident in everything she does,” Steely says. “We are so proud and thankful to have her on our team.”

A graduate of Southern Adventist University, Patino says she is honored to receive the award.

“I felt privileged to receive this award from my colleagues,” she says. “It is this team of people who has enabled me to become the nurse I am today.”