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St. Joseph's Celebrates Nurses Day


SYRACUSE--St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center celebrated Nurses’ Day May 7 at the hospital. Highlights included a luncheon featuring the annual Nurses Day Awards ceremony. The awards recognize nurses who are nominated by their peers for their outstanding performance of nursing practice, nursing leadership and nursing education. 

The nursing practice award recognizes a nurse involved in direct patient care who is seen by peers as one who contributes to the advancement of nursing practice and demonstrates strength of character, commitment and competence. Liverpool resident Ann Yankay, RN, BSN, was honored with this award.

Heather St. Amour, RN, BSN, a resident of Clay, received the nursing leadership award, which recognizes a nurse leader who demonstrates exceptional leadership, guidance and service to St. Joseph's and the profession of nursing.

The nursing education award was presented to N. Syracuse resident Beth Williams, RN, BSN, who was recognized as a nurse who mentors and teaches nursing practice excellence and collaboration.

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center is a non-profit, 431-bed hospital and health care system in Syracuse, NY, providing services to patients in 16 counties in Central New York. Through prevention programs and the latest diagnostic treatment procedures, St. Joseph's works with patients to achieve optimum long-term health. A 14-time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice award, St. Joseph’s is affiliated with  Franciscan Companies and is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis.

St. Joseph’s is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis. Franciscan Companies is a member of the St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center system.