Heritage Valley Health System Announces Cameos of Caring Awardees

Heritage Valley Health System announces the 2014 Cameos of Caring Awardees as Pauline Hutsler, BSN, RN, CCRN, Critical Care Unit/Progressive Care Unit at Heritage Valley Sewickley and Scott Rodenbeck, BSN, RN, Cardiopulmonary 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.

Pauline Hutsler, BSN, RN, CCRN, graduated from the Heritage Valley Sewickley School of Nursing in 1996 and went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Waynesburg University. She is currently a Clinical Supervisor on the Critical Care and Progressive Care Units at Heritage Valley Sewickley. Pauline chose a career in nursing because she wanted to spend her life serving those who are in need. When Pauline is not working at Heritage Valley, she uses her skills and talents to serve American soldiers and airmen. Pauline holds the rank of Captain as a critical care nurse for 171st Air Refueling Wing/Medical Group Pennsylvania Air National Guard.  In her role as the assistant chief nursing flight commander, Pauline contributes to the Medical Group’s main function of ensuring that the guard unit is 100% deployable at all times. “I do my best to encourage and show nursing staff that they do not just have a job to come to every day,” said Pauline. “Nursing is a profession…a career that they have worked hard for and offers them many avenues for a promising future.”

Scott Rodenbeck, BSN, RN graduated from Carlow University with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in 1999 and is a registered nurse n the Cardiopulmonary Unit at Heritage Valley Beaver. Scott decided on a nursing career after returning from living in Japan.  He was looking for a career that he could use anywhere in the world, where he could help people and wouldn’t have to be at a desk every day. “Nursing has allowed me to help care for people in a very close setting, which I love,” said Scott. “I’m always amazed at how grateful patients are for the care they receive.”

“Heritage Valley is fortunate to have highly skilled and dedicated nurses at all of our locations,” said Linda Homyk, MSN, RN, vice president and chief nursing officer, patient care services at Heritage Valley Health System. “Pauline and Scott are excellent nurses who are committed to patient care and promoting the nursing profession. We’re proud to have them as Cameos of Caring awardees this year.”

Pauline and Scott will be honored at the 16th Annual Cameos of Caring Awards Gala on November 8, 2014 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.