The Chief Nursing Officers of Powell Valley Healthcare and Cody Regional Health in Wyoming, Arleen Campeau and Keith Ungrund, have been honored for their dedicated work in improving healthcare safety. Alongside two other Wyoming nurses, Tracy Garcia and Nicole Rooney, Campeau and Ungrund were presented with the inaugural Healthcare Leadership Award at the Wyoming Hospital Association’s 2023 annual meeting.
These nurses have been commended for their year-long efforts in advocating for safer working conditions in healthcare settings. They actively participated in drafting legislation, engaging with policymakers, and sharing their personal experiences with workplace violence. Their objective was to bring about enhanced criminal penalties for violence against healthcare workers.
By receiving this award, Campeau, Ungrund, Garcia, and Rooney have been recognized for their courage and determination in championing the cause of safer healthcare. Their initiative and advocacy have proven instrumental in securing legislative changes that will contribute to a safer work environment for all healthcare professionals in Wyoming.
It is noteworthy that the work of these nurses not only benefits themselves but also has a far-reaching impact on the entire healthcare system. By addressing the issue of violence and improving safety measures, they are ensuring that both patients and providers receive the best possible care.
Congratulations to Arleen Campeau, Keith Ungrund, Tracy Garcia, and Nicole Rooney for their exceptional contribution to healthcare safety. Their unwavering dedication serves as an inspiration to others in the field, and their achievements will undoubtedly have a lasting positive impact on the healthcare community in Wyoming.
– Chief Nursing Officer: The highest-ranking nurse executive in a healthcare organization, responsible for overseeing nursing operations and ensuring quality patient care. [Source: Healthcare Leadership and Management]
– Healthcare Leadership Award: An accolade recognizing individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and made significant contributions to improving healthcare. [Source: Wyoming Hospital Association]
– Wyoming Hospital Association
– Healthcare Leadership and Management