Emergency department nurse Natasha Cadenhead, RN, was named the 2018 Nurse of the Year this month. A peer-selected award, each year Hunt Regional nurses chose one exceptional nurse to honor as Nurse of the Year during National Nurses Week.

The nomination is open to any RN or LVN that has been employed by Hunt Regional Healthcare for at least one year and who meets set performance standards. Chosen by popular vote, the award identifies stand-out nurses across the organization. As part of the voting process, nurses are encouraged to comment about their selection.

Emergency Director Kim Mulder, BSN, RN, says that Cadenhead stands out for her willingness to help others on her team.

“Natasha cares about her patients, families, and co-workers. She is always positive and giving. Whether comforting a patient or getting a heater for a peer, she is always thinking of others. She is knowledgeable and eager to orient new staff or students,” said Mulder. “I am so glad that she is part of our team. She is an outstanding example of a great nurse.” 

Cadenhead joined Hunt Regional in 2013.

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, the birth date of Florence Nightingale. It is one of the nation’s largest healthcare events, recognizing the contributions and commitments nurses make and educating the public about the significant work they perform.


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