Diamond named UVMC Cameos of Caring Nurse

TROY — Kandi Diamond was selected as the 2017 Cameos of Caring nurse at Upper Valley Medical Center and was among nursing award recipients recognized at the Premier Health Nursing Recognition Awards on May 2.

Diamond, BSN, RN, CGRN, is a clinical nurse in the ambulatory surgery center and the chairperson for shared governance unit council for ambulatory surgery.

“Ambulatory surgery is lucky to have her. She approaches her day in a kind and considerate manner to all,” those recognizing Kandi said. “While working with her in training, she is calm, guiding, and extremely helpful. She encourages learning and builds confidence. She is always willing to help others and does it with a smile.”

The Cameos of Caring program is overseen regionally by Wright State University. It recognizes nurses who epitomize caring at the bedside.

Also honored during the recognition program were: Heidi Harmer, BSN, RN, for Leadership; Abby Steinke, BSN, RN, Novice of the Year; Ashley Heitbrink, BSN, RN, Education; Rhona Speltz, BSN, RN, RN-BC, Clinical Practice; and, Virginia “Ginny” Wilt, BSN, RN, OCN. UVMC, Clinical Practice.

Recognized as Partners in Practice recipients were Wendy Fullerton, who works in the Cancer Care Center, and Brian Schulze, MS, RRT-NPS, RPSGT, the director of cardiopulmonary services.