Jackie Mason, RN and president of the Coshocton Hospital Registered Nurses Association, said there are 100 nurses on the hospital staff and 15 were nominated this year.
When the nurses voted for who they wanted to receive the honor, Mason
said Fitch and her longevity stood out above the others, along with her dedication to the hospital and staff.
staff a lot of times has to float and she
not only works on OB
, but when they're low census they have to work on fourth floor ... and be other helping hands helping everybody else," Mason
said the hospital's nurses are top quality.
"I think the nurses who work at Coshocton Hospital
are very dedicated to the hospital and the community," she
The following are Coshocton Hospital's
Nurse of the Year recipients since the late 1980s when tea receptions were first held: Joan Patterson, Bea Shaw, Elizabeth Eick, Cleta Walls, Donna Croy, Sue Newhouse, Linda Kennedy, Melissa Green, Margaret Smart, Joann Hannah, Gwinn Miller, Jackie Miller, Stella Emler, Vicki Ketchell, Mary Ann Armstrong, JoAnn Clements, Teresa Darr, Gail Ridenbaugh, Sheryl Frontz, Marilyn Copenhaver, Ed Smith, Jackie Mason
, Andrea Simms, Maria Goodwill and Susan Fitch.