Heather Perry, Josh Price and Mellisa Williams (left to right) hold their nominee plaques for Registered Nurse of the Year, as Chris Wolf, Payson Regional Medical Center administrator, waits for the announcement of the winning candidate. Josh Price secured the winning spot for the Patient’s Choice Award.
Photo by Andy Towle.
When Payson Regional Medical Center (PRMC) asked former patients to nominate nurses who exceeded expectations, the community responded with an incredible number of nominations.
The Patient’s Choice Award recognizes the quality care, comfort and compassion offered by the nurses at PRMC, and honors one nurse in particular.
As part of National Nurse’s Week, May 6-12, Josh Price, RN, was presented with the award at a hospital ceremony.
PRMC asked former patients to spotlight an exceptional nurse because patients are the ones directly impacted by outstanding care.
“Sometimes it’s just too hard to spot one nurse when there are so many nurses in our hospital doing such an incredible job caring for our patients,” says Hart Hintze, chief nursing officer for PRMC.
“That’s why we asked patients to help us make the choice. They see the little things that matter so much on a very personal level.”
Price, a graduate of the nursing program at Gateway Community College, has been employed at PRMC since April 2008.
Price is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association.
Kim Reger, RN, director of the emergency department at PRMC is proud of Price’s accomplishments and contributions to the team.
“He is right in there, volunteering and helping to find the solution. It’s all about his attitude. He finds a way to make the unpleasant tolerable and the painful, not so bad and the busy day — just another fun day at work with his friends and family. Josh is our go-to guy and we are proud to have him as a member of our ED team,” said Reger.
As the 2010 Nurse of the Year at PRMC, Price received a recognition plaque and a cash award.
PRMC is a 44-bed acute care hospital serving Payson and the communities along the Rim Country.
In 2010, PRMC was recognized for the second time in four years as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals in the nation by Thomson Reuters, an independent business information and research firm.
The hospital provides a full emergency department, surgery, diagnostic imaging, birthing center, clinical offices and other health care specialties.
For more information about PRMC, go to www.paysonhospital.com.