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Nightingale Nurse of the Year 
Tuesday, 03 January 2012 
Nurse of the Year 2011Karen Talcott, RN, has been named the Nightingale Nurse of the Year at Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake for her compassion and commitment to patient care. The Nurse of the Year is selected by her peers from Nurse of the Month winners.

Talcott was Nightingale Nurse of the Month in March. Award winners are chosen by the Staff Nurse Council from nominations submitted by nurses working on different units throughout the hospital.

The award is given to recognize the nurse who lights the way for other nurses by promoting quality care, growth in others and self, positive customer service, cost containment, and the spirit of nursing as exemplified by Florence Nightingale, the founder of the modern nursing profession. As the Nightingale Nurse of the Year, Talcott received a glass trophy and gift certificate from the hospital. This is the second year the award has been given.

Talcott, who is a staff and charge nurse, has worked at Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake for five and a half years in the intensive care unit. She also floats to other units as needed, and precepts new grads and students. In addition, Talcott actively provides input for hospital policies, and presents new policies and procedures to improve patient outcomes and safety.

Talcott was nominated by her peers for her “professional demeanor, understanding, and willingness to share her expertise with others.” She is described as a “good teacher and is patient and willing to teach others how to perform procedures.” She has been recognized by her patients as being caring, efficient, and very knowledgeable about the care she gives.

The vision and rewards available at Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake help to create a working environment that works not only for the good of the facility, but also for the good of each employee and community resident. For more information about a career in nursing at the hospital, visit www.DoctorsHospitalDallas.com/Careers.
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