Each year Cherokee Medical Center asks former patients to nominate a nurse at the hospital who has gone above and beyond in taking care of them or their loved ones in the past 12 months. Then a hospital committee reviews all of the nominations to announce the winner during National Nurse’s week.
“We have extraordinary nurses here at Cherokee Medical Center,” said Jay Hinesley, III, Interim CEO at CMC. “We received many nominations and the decision to name a winner was tough.”
“After reading Christy’s nominations and evaluation, we quickly realized that Christy Coker exemplifies our standards of behavior both with patients and fellow staff members,” added Hinesley. “I appreciate the hard work and dedication Christy has shown.
According to Coker’s nominations, Christy shows compassion, knowledge, and concern with her patients at Cherokee Medical Center. Another nomination reads that Christy was very attentive to their needs and mostly their comfort. The former patient goes on to say, “I realize that I’m not the easiest patient to take care of and Christy never once showed any sign of aggravation with me. I feel very blessed and fortunate to have had Christy as my nurse during my stay at Cherokee Medical Center.”
Ms. Coker was recognized at a reception during National Hospital Week and received a plaque.