Search for Nursing Excellence Awards nominees begins

Benjamin H. Santos, RN, President of UNITED HOME CARE FOUNDATION OF QUEENS, INC., the charity arm of UNITED STAFFING REGISTRY, INC., d/b/a UNITED HOME CARE launched the search for nominees to the FOURTH ANNUAL NURSING EXCELLENCE AWARDS.

The search is open to all Filipino-American nurses in the tri-state area, that is, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. The awards are given to FIVE (5) OUTSTANDING Registered Professional Nurses (RNs) in recognition of the many ways that nurses and health care givers make a difference in the lives they touch everyday, having shown exemplary dedication, compassion and professionalism.

The search was undertaken by mail, e-mail, fax and press. Most welcome are nominations from Directors of Nursing/Administrators and Chief Executive Officers of hospitals and health care facilities. Recipients of the award will receive plaques of appreciation, memorable lapel pins and round trip airline tickets for TWO (2) from New York to Las Vegas.

Ceremonies will be held at the Philippine Consulate Offices, Kalayaan Hall, 556 5th Avenue, NY 10036 at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, May 10, 2008. The public is invited.

It will be recalled that the Hon. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in a proclamation, declared dated May 6, 2006 FILIPINO NURSING DAY, honoring the determination of Filipino American nurses whose contribution to the American Health industry has been a constant pride for the Filipino-American community and the Philippines.

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