Local Nurse Receives Excellence in Nursing Award

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NurseAwardB    National Nurses Week was May 6-12, 2017, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana celebrated with special events to recognize its more than 200 nurses.
    Blue Cross presented the Katherine Buckner Avery Excellence in Nursing Award during a luncheon to Farrell Fabre RN. The company gives this award every other year to recognize one nurse who supports Blue Cross’ mission, promotes nursing and portrays a positive image of nursing within our organization.
    Six nurse employees were nominated for the award this year. A panel of six individuals who are not associated with the nominees voted for this year’s winner.  The voting panel graded each nominee on collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect. The panel also assigned a point value based on each nominee’s ability to share knowledge and skills by team participation, the advancement of their own professional development through education, meaningful team contribution, professional decision making and promotion of teamwork.