Rochester Hills Resident Named Nightingale Nursing Award Winner

Oakland University to Recognize Prestigious Nurses offering Exceptional Care at the 29th Annual Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence

Samuel A. Turner of Rochester Hills was highlighted at last night’s 29th annual Nightingale Nursing awards dinner. He is a nurse at Harper/Hutzel Women’s Hospital in Detroit.

He earned the award in the category of  “Staff Nurse Practice”

This award is presented to a professional nurse who demonstrates excellence in direct patient care delivered in a hospital, clinic and/or sub-acute care facility. This nurse is dedicated to quality, compassionate care of patients and promotes a positive image of nursing. The nurse demonstrates exceptional practice, inspires others and has excellent communication skills.

Samuel A. Turner

Samuel A. Turner

For the past 29 years, Oakland University’s School of Nursing and its Board of Visitors have honored Michigan’s top nurses at its annual Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence®. The only event of its kind in the state, this prestigious awards ceremony was held on May 9, 2017 at the San Marino Club in Troy. The awards were created to spotlight nurses from a variety of clinical roles who go above and beyond in their care for their patients and their families.

More than 500 nurses, physicians and administrators, as well as family members and nursing supporters attended this year’s awards ceremony.  This esteemed event included an elegant sit down dinner.

Fox 2 News hosts Roop Raj and Oakland University alumna, Amy Andrews co-emceed this year’s awards ceremony.

Each of ten winning recipients received a check for $1,000, a solid bronze statue of Florence Nightingale and a special Nightingale ceremonial pin. Runners-up each received a commemorative plaque and Nightingale ceremonial pin. Nominees were nominated by their peers, supervisors, friends and patients in recognition for their superior service and contributions in eight areas of expertise.

Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence

Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence

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