EvergreenHealth is proud to announce that James Johnson, RN, and Amber Weiseth, RN, former EvergreenHealth nurse, received March of Dimes 2017 Nurse of the Year awards in honor of their exceptional work caring for patients and families with high-quality and compassionate care.
Each year, patients, physicians, and community members nominate deserving nurses across several categories within clinical care, education, research and other areas. Johnson was recognized in March of Dimes’ Hospice, Home Health & Palliative Care award category and Weiseth was recognized in the Surgical/Procedural category. The Nurse of the Year designation recognizes and honors both providers for their outstanding contributions and consistently going above and beyond to deliver an unmatched patient experience.
Johnson works throughout King and Snohomish Counties in EvergreenHealth Hospice, Home Health and Palliative Care, and received the Nurse of the Year award for his exemplary work in inpatient and outpatient hospice care settings. Johnson has been part of the EvergreenHealth care team for three years, and is experienced in interacting and coordinating hospice patient care among an interdisciplinary team of nurses and physicians. His work is guided by a special focus on the emotional well-being of his patients and their families, particularly related to the hospice experience.
Weiseth was recognized for her contributions in perioperative, preoperative, PACU, day surgery, operating room and endoscopy care. Last year, Weiseth received the EvergreenHealth Nursing Excellence Award in the Clinical Practice category for her commitment to comprehensive care standards and individualized, evidence-based care approach to caring for patients as a nurse in the EvergreenHealth Family Maternity Center. She now works at the Washington State Hospital Association as assistant director, maternal-infant health initiatives, patient safety.
The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of all babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The Nurse of the Year initiative supports this mission while recognizing exceptional nurses throughout the state and celebrating the profession. The talented nurses were honored and celebrated for their Nurse of the Year achievements on November 17 at the Washington State Convention Center.