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Burlco Woman Named Cooper Nurse of the Year
Twenty-One Nurses Honored During 2016 Nursing Excellence Awards
CAMDEN, N.J.— Burlington County resident Jeanette A. “Nettie” Trotman, RN, BSN, was named Nurse of the Year tonight during the 2016 Nursing Excellence Awards hosted by The Cooper Foundation and Cooper University Health Care.
Trotman, who lives in Riverton, N.J., is the nurse coordinator for Cooper’s Audubon Urgent Care Center. She received the Cooper Nurse of the Year Award and the Women’s Board of Cooper University Health Care Award for Excellence in Ambulatory Nursing.
“Many patients know Nettie by name and seek her advice and solace in times of need,” said
Stephanie Conners, Hospital Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer, Cooper University Health Care. “She provides the highest level of nursing care at Cooper’s Urgent Care Center in Audubon and is the go-to person for every issue, circumstance and question during a shift.
“It gives us great pleasure to celebrate our outstanding nurses and collaborative care teams to kick off National Nurses Week.” Conners continued. “Our nurses are the heart of our care delivery system, and our success as an organization is highly dependent on the exceptional care that our nurses provide to those we serve.”
The 2016 Nursing Excellence Awards honored 21 nurses for their outstanding contributions to excellence in patient care. Award winners were nominated by their colleagues for their commitment to upholding the Cooper mission “to serve, to heal, to educate.”
More than 250 guests attended the awards dinner, which was held at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill.
“The Nursing Excellence Awards are supported by generous donors to The Cooper Foundation to assist our phenomenal winners with education and training,” said Susan Bass Levin, President and CEO, The Cooper Foundation. “We are thankful to our donors for their contributions and for recognizing the important role of nurses in delivering high quality, compassionate care each and every day.”
The Nursing Excellence Awards recognize exceptional professional nurses and advanced practice nurses, in the ambulatory care and inpatient setting at any Cooper University Health Care location, as well as members of the collaborative care teams that support nursing.
“Cooper nurses work tirelessly to meet the needs of our patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” said Adrienne Kirby, President and CEO, Cooper University Health Care. “In every department and every unit, they remain a constant presence of comfort and compassion. They provide highly skilled, expert care with dignity and compassion.”
A complete list of the 2016 Nursing Excellence Awards winners click here.