Sisters gather to honor nurses

May 4, 2009 by

Sister Lucienne Savoie looks over family photos offered by Connie Bonebrake during Monday afternoons nurses party.

Sister Lucienne Savoie looks over family photos offered by Connie Bonebrake during Monday afternoon's "nurses party."

It was two days early for a celebration of National Nurses Week, but no one on Monday afternoon seemed to mind beginning the honors a little in advance.

The Sisters of St. Joseph who live in the Concordia Motherhouse gathered for a “nurses party” — complete with party favors, gifts and root beer floats — to recognize the service provided by the 24 members of the nursing staff who work with them every day. Director of Nursing Alfreda Maley also recognized the 12 sisters who are retired from medical professions, six sisters who actively serve the medical needs of fellow sisters who live at the Motherhouse and at Mt. Joseph Senior Village and three members of the Leadership Council who had medical vocations.

Director of nursing Alfreda Maley serves root beer floats during Mondays party at the Motherhouse.

Director of nursing Alfreda Maley serves root beer floats during Monday's party at the Motherhouse.

The annual party provides an opportunity to recognize the “building blocks” needed to provide medical care, Maley said.

Each nurse and certified nursing assistant received a gift from the sisters. The nursing staff also presented a gift to Maley for her leadership and compassion.

Sisters Shirley Meier and Dorothy Marquez received special recognition for all they do to meet the sisters’ needs, while community administrator Arlys Hubert was singled out for special recognition.

National Nurses Week officially begins May 6 and continues through May 12.

RN Shirley Johnson, right, and CNA Rose Tremblay represented the nursing staff to present Alfreda Maley with a gift recognizing her leadership and compassion.

RN Shirley Johnson, right, and CNA Rose Tremblay represented the nursing staff to present Alfreda Maley with a gift recognizing her leadership and compassion.

CNA Harriet Brown, right, talks with Sisters Teresa Rigel, left and Lucy Schneider about the possible uses for a large vase decorated with sea shells she received as a gift at Monday's party.

CNA Harriet Brown, right, talks with Sisters Teresa Rigel, left and Lucy Schneider about the possible uses for a large vase decorated with sea shells she received as a gift at Monday

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One Response to “Sisters gather to honor nurses”

  1. Billie on May 4th, 2009 5:34 pm

    Greetings:
    Please pray for Dorothy, who after spending 2 months in ICU was transferred to a nursing home to regain strength;
    Leigh, chemo pill is no longer working for breast cancer;
    Bruce, financial favor.
    Thank you & I pray you are blessed.

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