From Novant Health Rowan Medical Center: Jamie Sheets, RN, BSN, the charge nurse in the endoscopy department at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, has received the 2014 Tammy Bernhardt Nursing Excellence Award. The award is given annually to a Rowan Medical Center nurse who demonstrates exemplary care for patients by showing concern for others, fostering teamwork and setting examples for others to follow. Award recipients are nominated by their peers.
Sheets was nominated by the endoscopy staff for her strong emphasis on and dedication to nursing. Most recently, she organized a fecal transplant procedure that marked a first for Rowan Medical Center. This procedure has been proven to be highly effective at dramatically improving the quality of life for patients with antibiotic-resistant Clostridium difficile, or C. diff., infections.
She also assisted in the startup and streamlining of outpatient pediatric procedures at Novant Health Julian Road Outpatient Surgery. In addition, she assisted a local gastroenterologist's office with establishing their office-based outpatient procedures. These services were previously unavailable for local residents.
"Her compassion for patients and staff is exceptional," wrote the hospital's endoscopy staff in the nomination form. "She is always the first person to help or volunteer, and is always willing to jump in."