Pictured (l to r) are award-winning nurses Tony Folsom, RN, Emergency Department; Charlene Anderson, RN, Barre Internal Medicine; Kristi Brown, LNA, Medical-Surgical Unit; Brenda McLaughlin, LNA, Woodridge Rehabilitation & Nursing; and Kimile Wimble, LPN, Woodridge Rehabilitation & Nursing. Not pictured is Alma Mueller, APRN who posthumously received an award.
The thirteenth annual Rose Black Nursing Excellence Awards and the second annual Licensed Nursing Assistant Awards were recently presented to six Central Vermont Medical Center nurses who provide their patients with superior and compassionate nursing care. Edith Black Zfass and Dr. Percy Black, Rose Black’s daughter and son, welcomed everyone and gave thanks to award recipients and all of the nurses at CVMC, on behalf of their mother and the Black family.
Rose Black Awards went to: Charlene Anderson, RN, Barre Internal Medicine: Tony Folsom, RN, Emergency Department; Kimile Wimble, LPN, Woodridge Rehabilitation & Nursing and posthumously awarded to Alma Mueller, APRN, Inpatient Psychiatry.
LNA Excellence in Clinical Practice Awards went to: Kristi Brown, LNA, Medical-Surgical Unit and Brenda McLaughlin, LNA, Woodridge Rehabilitation & Nursing.
Rose Black and her family, which includes son, Dr. Percy Black, his daughter Dr. Deborah Black, Rose’s daughter, Edith Black Zfass and their respective families had a genuine desire to honor nursing. This was the result of Rose’s experience as a patient at Central Vermont Medical Center beginning in early 2000 and Woodridge Nursing Home during 2001 and 2002.
Rose Black died on January 4, 2003, at the age of 97, after a long and vital life. She was a great inspiration to many with her example of service, love and family life. She always had a special place in her heart for others who were models of caring, particularly nurses.