Bronson Methodist Hospital Presents Three Nursing Assistants with 2018 Award for Excellence

Published on June 29, 2018

Bronson Methodist Hospital Presents Three Nursing Assistants with 2018 Award for Excellence

Three 2018 Sunshine Award recipients pose during award celebration.

From June 10 to 17, Bronson Healthcare celebrated National Nursing Assistant Week. At Bronson, nursing assistants include patient care assistants (PCAs), ED techs, endoscopy techs, surgery techs, cardiac techs, anesthesia techs and unit clerks.

Throughout the week, nursing assistants across the system were honored for the outstanding contributions they make every day to provide exceptional healthcare experiences for every patient, every time. At Bronson Methodist Hospital (BMH), three nursing assistants were recognized with the Sunshine Award. The annual award recognizes nursing assistants who go above-and-beyond the call of duty to ensure our patients receive compassionate, high-quality care. BMH award recipients include:

  • Zac Bos is a PCA on the medical intensive care unit. Zac was recognized with the Sunshine Award by two coworkers who described him as “a model of Bronson Positivity” and “someone who ensures patients get the care they expect from Bronson.” One nomination explains “Zach takes the time to provide every patient with special care. He takes time to speak to the families and the patients to provide information and comfort to help them pass the time of their visit here in the MICU. His calming presence leads families and patients to feel at ease and more confident in their loved ones care.”
  • Nicholas Cooper is a PCA on pediatrics unit. His nomination explains how he consistently goes above and beyond to ensure children on the unit have the best possible experience when they are in the hospital. “He has a heart of gold! He connects with every patient and family that he takes care of. He always goes an extra mile, whether it be singing songs to [the kids], helping put on a talent show to brighten their day, or just taking a few extra moments to have a conversation with his patients and families instead of hurrying through his tasks.”
  • Kallyn Klaft is a PCA on the extended medical care unit. “Kallyn is compassionate and able to make her patients feel special and cared for. She is so well connected with her patients,” one nomination reads. “She goes out of her way to get to know her patient’s preferences on their care,” another nomination reads. “She always advocates for them.”

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