Wuesthoff Health System Nurse Receives "Nurse of the Year" Recognition

Rockledge, FL (January 9, 2014) – Corrine Danielson, a critical care nurse at Wuesthoff Health System-Rockledge was recently awarded the title of "Critical Care Nurse of the Year" from the Brevard Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) for 2013. 

"We are extremely proud of Corrine for earning this award. She is very deserving of this title. We pride ourselves on having the most caring, educated nurses at Wuesthoff Health System, and Corrine exemplifies this," said Pam Carroll, Wuesthoff's Chief Nursing Officer. 

The AACN "Critical Care Nurse of the Year" award is a "peer nominated" award given out each year. Every December five nurses are chosen from all the critical care areas in Brevard county to receive this prestigious recognition. The AACN requests all local nurses to nominate peers who have the following qualifications: 

  • A nurse who is deserving of the award. 
  • A nurse who has a strong knowledge base and excellent bedside skills 
  • A nurse who you enjoy working and is a team player. 
  • A nurse who’s care is driven by the need of the patient. 
  • A nurse you would want to be your loved one’s nurse. 

All nominees must be a licensed registered nurse who regularly practices at the bedside and has been nominated by the peers on their unit. 

“Corinne exemplifies all of the qualities that make a wonderful critical care nurse. She is kind and compassionate and a highly skilled critical thinker. She is nurturing and supportive to her co-workers and respected by nurses and physicians alike. We are so proud that she received this honor," said Ruth Long, Nurse Manager at Wuesthoff. 

The Brevard Chapter AACN's Mission is to support and educate critical care nurses. Their goal is to provide critical care nurses with quality, current, research-based continuing education they can utilize to improve their professional practice. For more information on AACN please visit www.aacn.org.

About Wuesthoff Health System 

The Mission of Wuesthoff Health System: Everyone doing everything to pursue the perfect patient experience. Wuesthoff Health System includes Wuesthoff Medical Center-Rockledge and Wuesthoff Medical Center-Melbourne, both full acute care hospitals and Wuesthoff Health Services, a network of affiliates providing hospice, home-care, home medical equipment, skilled nursing care and assisted living services.