Wednesday, 25 April 2007 01:00
RoseWritten by WGCU Newsroom
Nominations are being accepted for the first annual Rose of Care Award. The program is sponsored by the women’s service organization Hadassah and is aimed at recognizing Lee County registered nurses who go above and beyond the call of duty. Linda Sweet chairs the program. She says nurses are unsung heroes.
“they’re the first to go and help in national emergencies – we have many local nurses and we’re getting wonderful stories in that go to different countries to third world countries to help out during summer vacation – it’s a much bigger profession than its ever been"
The program is modeled on the Golden Apple Awards for teachers. The recipient of the Rose of Care Award and 3 runners-up will be announced in October. The award includes an expense paid trip to the Hadassah Hospital in Israel. The nomination period runs through May 30. Applications are at Publix Supermarkets and on-line at Roseofcare.org.