Last month, Newton residents Tatyana Fudim, RN, Louis Kaplan, RN, Jessica Shea, RN and Katelyn Skeels, RN, were each awarded with nursing scholarships from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, during an annual celebration of the efforts of the nursing staff.
The scholarship awards program was created to recognize the “outstanding dedication, professionalism and ability of nurses to constantly deliver the highest level of compassionate care”. The awards were presented on May 8 at the State Street Pavilion at Fenway Park during National Nurses Week.
The scholarships were awarded based on exceptional academic standing in an associate, baccalaureate, graduate or postgraduate nursing degree program, along with a recommendation by an immediate manager and a nursing faculty manager.
BIDMC’s President and CEO Kevin Tabb said, “There is no way we could ever express the full measure of our appreciation for the work that our nurses do day in and day out. BIDMC is able to provide such an exemplary level of care because of the constant devotion of our staff”.
In addition, on behalf of all BIDMC nurses, a donation of $5,000 was presented to the Lieutenant Walsh - Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund. The Fund supports the families of Lieutenant Ed Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy, who tragically died fighting the Back Bay fire on March 26th.
The ceremony awarded 35 awards and a total of $127,000 in nursing scholarships to 96 nurses, six nurse practitioners and five assistive/in-training staff.