Denise Scott, RN-BC, CRRN, WCC, staff nurse on Spruce Unit at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, was selected over four other finalists as the winner in the clinical nursing, inpatient, category at the recent GEM (Giving Excellence Meaning) Awards celebration sponsored by Nurse.com. Susan Decker, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital wound, ostomy and continence nurse, nominated Scott for this recognition.
Scott cares for patients after orthopedic surgery, spinal cord injury and amputee surgery, as well as for patients who are deconditioned with neuromuscular disorders. She is wound care certified and plays a key role in the hospital’s dermal defense team, providing timely skin assessments on newly admitted patients. She is known for her superior insight into clinical and social issues which affect patient care. She is also involved with patient education.
In nominating Scott, Decker stated: "If you had the pleasure of working in our rehabilitation facility, you would know this nominee’s reputation as a strong educator, clinical expert, and patient advocate are common place. This RN has created a positive reputation by being self-motivated in the thirst for knowledge and experience, an innovator in clinical practice, and a mentor for new nurses and students. I can’t stress how I have personally depended on this RN for immediate answers to questions or suggestions for patients with Spinal Cord Injury. There are less than a handful of nurses at one time that share this RN’s years of knowledge and passion for rehabilitation nursing. This nominee is an obvious mentor for others who are following in the same path."
In her speech, Denise recognized Main Line Health and Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital as well as all the disciplines on our teams at Rehab that have helped her achieve this prestigious award.
Two other MLH nurses were finalists for a G.E.M. Award in other categories:
• Advancing and Leading the Profession
Sara Hollstein, RN, MSN, AOCNP, CRNP, ANP-BC, Paoli Hospital
• Education and Mentorship
Susan Lynch, RN, MSN, CNE, CNOR, RNFA, clinical educator, Surgical Services, Riddle Hospital
The G.E.M. awards have hundreds of applicants from Southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware who are nominated by Nurse.com readers.
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a leader in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. The 148-bed, not-for-profit hospital offers the full continuum of rehabilitation services, including acute inpatient care, as well as outpatient services for adults and adolescents. The range of illnesses and injuries treated at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital includes traumatic, mild traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury, stroke and other neurological disorders, spinal cord injury and amputee and orthopedic injuries and illnesses. In addition, the Main Line Health Outpatient Rehab Network provides rehabilitation services at convenient locations in Philadelphia’s western suburbs for patients of all ages. For more information about Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, visit mainlinehealth.org/rehab.
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