Porter Health System is Asking Patients for Input in Selecting Top Nurses

By: Porter Regional Hospital Last Updated: March 17, 2010

Porter Health System is once again seeking to honor one of its nurses through its annual Patient Choice Award program.porter-health-system This award recognizes the level of quality care, comfort and compassion offered by nurses each day. Continuing the tradition of the last few years, the hospital is asking for input from the community, and one nurse chosen from the nominations will receive the Patient Choice Award at Porter during Nurses’ Week, May 6-12.

Porter Health System asks former patients and family members to be involved in spotlighting an exceptional nurse because patients are the ones directly impacted by outstanding care.

“We are asking patients and their family members to provide us with the nominations because they see the little things that matter so much on a very personal level,” says Taffy Arias, Chief Nursing Officer for Porter.

If you or a family member have come to Porter for inpatient, outpatient or emergency care in the last year and have a nurse you’d like to thank for going the extra mile, don’t miss this chance. Nominations for the 2010 Patient Choice Award will be accepted until Friday, April 30.

Patient Choice nominations can also be e-mailed, mailed or faxed (as long as it arrives by April 30). E-mail nominations to: betsy.walker@porterhealth.com, mail to: Marketing Director, Porter, 814 LaPorte Ave., Valparaiso, or fax to: 219.263.4836.