For Immediate Release
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Phone: (205) 783-3526
BIRMINGHAM, AL --- Each year Princeton BMC recognizes a nurse who stands out for nursing excellence. That nurse is the recipient of Princeton’s Ida V. Moffett Nursing Excellence Award named in memory of Ida V. Moffett, who was known and respected by countless healthcare professionals as an excellent nurse and teacher.
Lisa Smith, RN, charge nurse, was named Princeton’s 2013 winner during National Nurses Week and Hospital Week. Smith is charge nurse on Princeton’s 4 North Women and Infants unit and is a graduate of Bevill State School of Nursing.
Lisa was nominated for the Ida V. Moffett award by several colleagues and physicians because she models Ms. Moffett’s “ideal attributes of a caring nurse” which include “treating the patient as the most important person in the hospital, building self-confidence in everyone and taking some of the patient’s burden on yourself and transferring some of your own comfort and convenience to the one in need.”
Lisa lives in Helena with her family and has been with Princeton BMC for 25 years.
About the Ida V. Moffett Excellence in Nursing Excellence Award
Mrs. Ida V. Moffett, who embodied the spirit of nursing at Princeton, joined the West End Baptist nursing program in 1923. Over the next 74 years she left her personal mark on nursing professionalism within the Baptist Health System.
Each May during National Nurses Week Princeton remembers its nursing icon and highlights its rich history of nursing excellence by selecting a nurse as the Ida V. Moffett Excellence in Nursing Award winner.
About Princeton Baptist Medical Center
Opened in 1922, Princeton Baptist is the flagship hospital of Baptist Health System. Today, Princeton Baptist is a full service tertiary hospital with approximately 1,500 employees providing a wide range of services including such specialties as diagnostic imaging, cancer treatment, wound care, cardiac services and surgery, pulmonary medicine, neurosurgery, obstetrics and orthopedics. This year Princeton celebrates 90 years of medical ministry.