St. Anthony Summit Medical Center honors annual nurse award recipients |

St. Anthony Summit Medical Center honors annual nurse award recipients

From left to right: St. Anthony Summit Medical Center's director of surgical services Corinne McGrew, award-winner Nathan Love, director of emergency services Jill Boyle, award-winner Jami Yinger, chief nursing officer Trixie VanderSchaaff, award-winner Abby Mendenhall, labor and delivery clinicial manager Julie Cox, and award-winner Donielle Quandt.
Joe Kusumoto / Special to the Daily |

Centura Health’s St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco announced the winners of its annual Nurse of the Year awards last week as part of National Nurses Week, May 6-12.

The honors are based on the hospital’s four core values of compassion, stewardship, imagination and excellence. The four recipients are nominated by their peers and selected for their outstanding qualities.

Nate Love, a registered nurse in perioperative care, was recognized for his compassion.

The hospital said he goes above and beyond with everybody he meets, ensuring all questions are answered with patients and their families.

And St. Anthony staff noted he follows up with each during and after surgery, treating everyone with dignity and respect.

Jami Yinger, who works in the emergency department, was singled out for her stewardship.

Staff pointed to Yinger’s organizational skills, self-motivation and initiative, as well as diligence and commitment as traits that make her successful.

“She is extremely accountable to our department and the organization, utilizing our people resources in a very effective and efficient manner,” a news release stated.

Abby Mendenhall, a RN in labor and delivery, was honored for her imagination.

Her personal drive to find solutions when there is an opportunity for growth and change in the department are characteristics identified for the recognition.

“The personal pride she has for our team and patients is obvious, and the quality of work she provides is integral to the success of our unit,” said the release.

Finally, Donielle Quandt, in the peak care unit, was recognized for her excellence.

St. Anthony Summit Medical Center has the highest patience safety scores in the network, and staff attributed it to some of Quandt’s department initiatives.

Her self-directed growth and ability to keep others at the hospital informed through her continued healthcare education are key skills pinpointed by her peers.

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