April 12, 2016 -
PORT ANGELES – Four registered nurses received recognition awards at Olympic Medical Center’s board of commissioners meeting on April 6. Jeana Hutton, Katrin Junghanns-Royak, Myrna Dueno, and Kenton Long each care for patients in the Intensive Care / Telemetry Unit and were applauded for their professionalism and attention to patient care.
"Jeana is skilled in caring for the most critical patients in the unit and guides them and their families through their stay in ICU,” says Bonnie Maley, RN, director of ICU/Telemetry. She also helps teach new nurses the skills needed to safely care for critically ill patients and guides Peninsula College nursing students through their training experience.”
"Katrin is a super star on the night shift and is also skilled in caring for the most critical patients and helps train staff members on CPR and Code Blue drills,” says Maley.
Hutton and Junghanns-Royak are also Advanced Cardiac Life Support instructors for Olympic Medical Center.
Dueno has been a charge nurse with Olympic Medical Center for 29 years. Her number one priority is the patient, as she helps to arrange for quick admissions from the Emergency Department to the Intensive Care and Telemetry units. "Myrna is a team player, leads by example and always has a sunny disposition,” says Maley.
Long is a charge nurse on the night shift and is level-headed, calm, knowledgeable, organized, and caring, according to Maley. He interacts professionally with patients and their families, advocating for them during the night hours. Adds Maley, "Kenton’s positive attitude is infectious and he is an exceptional leader.”
Photo: Front row, left to right: Katrin Junghanns-Royak, RN, Jeana Hutton, RN, Myrna Dueno, RN, John Nutter, board president and Eric Lewis, chief executive officer. Back row: Bonnie Maley, RN, director of ICU/Telemetry, Kenton Long, RN and Lorraine Wall, RN, chief nursing officer.
Olympic Medical Center (Clallam County Public Hospital District No. 2) is a comprehensive, award-winning health care provider for more than 70,000 residents of Clallam County. It has served the community since its establishment on Nov. 1, 1951, and is governed by a seven-member, publicly elected board. Olympic Medical is a sole community hospital and rural referral center, and a charter member of both the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (2003) and the Swedish Health Network (2011). Olympic Medical provides inpatient services at its 80-bed acute-care facility in Port Angeles, including a level-three trauma designated emergency department, surgical services, and labor and delivery. OMC’s outpatient services include cardiac, imaging, physical therapy and rehabilitation, laboratory, sleep medicine, surgical services, home health, physician clinics and comprehensive regional cancer care at locations in Port Angeles and Sequim.