Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has honored Watertown resident Nagma KC, RN as part of its annual National Nurses Week celebration.
KC was presented with a Nursing Scholarship in a ceremony at Fenway Park, according to an announcement from BIDMC. National Nurses Week celebrates the dedication, professionalism and talents of nurses in delivering the highest level of compassionate care.
This year, BIDMC recognized 76 nurses, five nurse practitioners and seven assistive/in-training staff and distributed more than $100,000 in nursing scholarships.
“At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, our nurses provide extraordinary, patient-centered care to every patient, every day,” said Marsha Maurer, RN, Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and BIDMC’s Nurse-in-Chief. “The gifted caregivers we celebrate this year as part of National Nurses Week and all of their colleagues play vital roles in making BIDMC a national leader in patient care, safety and outcomes.”
“All of us at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are deeply proud of everything our nurses do to support and care for our patients,” said Kevin Tabb, MD, President and CEO. “We believe in medicine that puts people first, and our nurses remain the heart and soul of patient care. I am proud to call each and every one of them a colleague.”
In addition, this year’s nursing gift, a donation of $5,000 made on behalf of the more than 2,000 nurses at BIDMC was presented to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Award recipients were nominated and selected by peers in their area of expertise. Scholarship award recipients were selected based on their academic standing in a baccalaureate, graduate or post-graduation nursing degree program and excellence in nursing practice. A number of philanthropic funds at BIDMC provide support for scholarships in nursing.