Two Fort Sanders Regional registered nurses were acknowledged individually with the hospital’s top nursing awards to honor their excellence in clinical care as part of the annual Clinical Excellence in Nursing Awards.
Surgery nurse Sabra Bruce was named the 2017 Peggy Mayer Gilbertson award recipient. The award provides funds for continuing education and has been given since 1989 in memory of the wife of Bob Gilbertson, MD, a former chief of staff at the hospital. Candidates for the Gilbertson Fellowship are nominated by their fellow nursing peers, and the recipient is chosen by the hospital’s nursing leadership staff.
Additionally, the Fort Sanders Regional medical staff named critical care nurse Summer Rhodes the 2017 recipient of the Elizabeth Killeffer Award. Elizabeth Killeffer was the director of nursing from 1922 to 1960 at what was then called Fort Sanders Presbyterian Hospital. Since 1992, the Killeffer Award has been given to an outstanding employee who is nominated by peers and chosen by vote of the hospital physicians.