Honoring Nurses for Their Contribution and Commitment
June 13, 2012
Macon, GA –Each year during National Nurses Week, Coliseum Health System recognizes the contributions and commitments their nurses make throughout the year. National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Coliseum Medical Centers and Coliseum Northside Hospital host celebratory lunches for their nurses during this week and award the “Nurse Makes A Difference” Award to the nurses who show extraordinary compassion to the patients and demonstrate leadership. This year’s recipients are Jan Hamlin, RN at Coliseum Medical Centers and Sandi Bowen, RN at Coliseum Northside Hospital.
Jan Hamlin has been an employee of Coliseum Medical Centers for 24 years and is currently a charge nurse on 5 East. She completed her R.N. and B.S.N. degrees in 1988 and for years, Jan has served as a mentor to all that work with her. She has a strong reputation for leading by example. Jan has many attributes to be admired, but one that stands out is her sense of devotion that she has for training new nurse grads on her unit.
Cassandra “Sandi” Bowen has been an RN since 1996 and completed her B.S.N. in 2011. Sandi has been with the Coliseum Health System since 1989. Prior to becoming RN, she served in the Coliseum System as unit clerk, preadmissions secretary, CNA, X-ray darkroom technician and transporter. She was an oncology and medical-surgical nurse at Coliseum Medical Centers and for the past ten years, has been an integral member of the endoscopy team at Coliseum Northside Hospital. Sandi has volunteered with the Rock ‘N RollMan Triathlon and in community health fairs.