MVH Celebrates National Nurses Week with a Salute to Its Nurses

Dating back to the day of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, nurses have been medical heroes who provide care and compassion to all of the lives they touch. Each year, the nurses at Monongahela Valley Hospital nominate heroes—their nursing peers, for the prestigious Cameos of Caring® Award. The 2020 nominees include the following 11 registered nurses:

  • Brooke Behanna, 3-PCU
  • Yvonne Daniels, PACU
  • Natalie LaFrankie, Behavioral Health
  • Maria Montano, 6-West
  • Melissa Paul, 6-East
  • Shelly Schwab, 4-PCU
  • Beth Shroyer, CCU
  • Jamie Thomas, 5-East
  • Jeanette Weeks, Same Day Surgery
  • Meredith Woodall, ED
  • Laura Young, ICU

One of these 11 nurses will be presented with the MVH Cameos' award on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, May 12. This nurse will represent MVH at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Nursing Cameos of Caring® Awards Gala. The award is presented to honor exceptional bedside nurses who work in acute care hospitals. Nurses throughout Western Pennsylvania nominate their co-workers who demonstrate excellence in nursing care, serve as advocates for patients and families and embody the essence of the nursing profession.