Moon Township, PA, (October 7, 2013)
- Heritage Valley Health System announces the 2013 Cameos of Caring Awardees as Faith Beegle, RN, Progressive Care Unit at Heritage Valley Sewickley and Rhonda Brightwell, RN, Level 2 Medical Unit at Heritage Valley Beaver.
The Cameos of Caring Award honors exceptional bedside nurses who work in acute care hospitals. Recipients must demonstrate a commitment to consistent, evidenced based clinical decision-making and excellence in nursing care; serve as an effective advocate for patients and their families; encourage and motivate others, and be recognized as a role model for the profession of nursing; practice nursing involving direct patient care; be a licensed RN and be a direct employee of the hospital. Faith and Rhonda will be honored at the 15th Annual Cameos of Caring Awards Gala on November 2, 2013 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
Faith Beegle, RN, graduated from the Heritage Valley Sewickley School of Nursing in 2007 and is currently a registered nurse on the Progressive Care Unit at Heritage Valley Sewickley. Faith decided to pursue a nursing career while working in a busy pediatrician’s office. She was inspired by watching nurses care for the children and help ease stressful feelings of parents. Faith feels the most satisfying part of her career is watching patients improve and having the ability to make them smile in some of the most difficult situations.
Rhonda Brightwell, RN graduated from the Ohio Valley General Hospital School of Nursing in 2004 and is a registered nurse on the Level 2 Medical Unit at Heritage Valley Beaver. Becoming a nurse was one of her goals while growing up. After the birth of her third child, Rhonda decided to pursue a nursing career and put those qualities she loved about being a mother into her professional life. Rhonda feels the most satisfying part of being a nurse is the ability to leave work each day with the knowledge that someone is better off because she was at work that day. Additionally, Rhonda is an advocate for the nursing profession. “I love to teach, I try to be positive in difficult situations and serve as a role model for students and new nurses,” said Rhonda.