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Awards of Distinction in Nursing

Horizon is proud to recognize and celebrate nurses and their contributions within the organization. 

The annual Awards of Distinction in Nursing recognize nursing professionals who demonstrate qualities valued by the profession and exemplify Horizon's mission, vision and values.

Nurses are nominated annually in four categories: Clinical Practice, Leadership, Mentorship and Nursing Novice.

On October 15, 2020, 16 Horizon nursing professionals were virtually recognized with Awards of Distinction by the Nursing Quality and Professionalism Committee and Horizon's Vice President Clinical Services/Chief Nursing Officer.

Recipients were honoured for their contributions, as well as for their excellence in nursing practice. Read more below!

Miramichi Area

Jacqueline Hare, RN
Horizon's Miramichi Regional Hospital
Jackie's passion and dedication to quality improvement initiatives enhanced the client care experience.

Carolyn Sutherland, RN
Horizon's Miramichi Regional Hospital, Emergency Department
Carolyn is recognized as a humble, silent and organized leader. Her calm demeanour keeps staff focused during chaotic times.

Nursing Novice
Jessica Marshall, LPN
Horizon's Miramichi Regional Hospital
Jessica is a patient, empathic, thorough and dedicated LPN who truly cares about each and every one of her patients. She has a positive attitude that radiates on the unit. She puts her heart and soul into her work.

Moncton Area

Clinical Practice
Karen Hicks, LPN
Horizon's The Moncton Hospital, Orthopedics
Karen has worked as an LPN in orthopedics for the majority of her career. She constantly embraces change to ensure the best clinical practice procedures are applied for her patients.

Keira Strang, RN
Horizon's The Moncton Hospital, Labour and Delivery
Keira is always aware of sensitive issues and ensures confidentiality while managing intricate situations. She is admired by her colleagues for being a steadfast advocate to them.

Pauline MacDonald, RN
Horizon's The Moncton Hospital, Internal Medicine Educator
Pauline displays strong morals, provides ethical guidance, and is considerate of cultural diversity.

Nursing Novice
Brittany Lyons, RN
Horizon's The Moncton Hospital
Since starting her career with Horizon Brittany has demonstrated many positive attributes. She is calm, positive, motivated and determined to provide exceptional patient care.

Saint John Area

Clinical Practice
Tracy Adams, RN
Horizon's Saint John Regional Hospital, Orthopedics
Tracey was instrumental in the development of a pre-op teaching patient guide, and discharge material for tracheostomy care at home. She is a leader in her field.

Karen Bedford, RN
Horizon's Saint John Regional Hospital, Nursing Supervisor
Karen excels in her leadership role and is respected and trusted amongst staff.

Patti Reid-Shore, LPN
Horizon's Saint John Regional Hospital
Patti teaches compassion and empathy through leading by example. She reminds her co-workers to advocate for their patients and to be caring and understanding.

Nursing Novice
Logan Rousselle, RN
Horizon's Saint John Regional Hospital, Emergency Department
Logan exemplifies accountability, collaboration, and teamwork. He continuously researches, learns, and engages others in teaching sessions.

Fredericton and Upper River Valley

Clinical Practice
Brenda Zadorozny, RN
Horizon's Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation
Brenda supports a team of 25 professionals, she always prioritizes the needs of clients and families above her own. She invests personal time in gaining knowledge on the latest drug therapies that will improve patient care.

Veronica Jamieson, RN
Horizon's Oromocto Public Hospital & Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital
Veronica believes in her staff and expects quality care. She supports their needs, which results in improved standards of patient care, decreased stress for staff and improved morale.

Denise Gray, RN               
Horizon's Upper River Valley Hospital
Denise promotes quality safe care, participating in developing standards and implementing best practices.

Lisa Jones, LPN
Horizon's Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital
Lisa is seen as the go-to person for students and new hires because she has a unique mentoring style that puts other at ease.

Nursing Novice
Courtney Curtis, RN
Horizon's Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital
Courtney identifies and addresses safety concerns in a kind and tactful manner, demonstrating her commitment to patient safety and quality improvement.

Congratulations for the 2020 Award of Distinction in Nursing recipients!


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