Handler Award for nursing excellence announced
SARANAC LAKE – An Adirondack Health nurse on the Patient Care Floors at Adirondack Medical Center has been named the 2014 recipient of the Meghan E. Handler Excellence in Nursing Award.
Brittney Pittman, a registered nurse, was recognized for her exceptional work in patient care.
“Brittney is a fine example of a skilled and compassionate nurse,” said Linda McClarigan, Chief Nursing Officer. “She is highly committed to providing exceptional patient care, and serves as a role model for other nurses on the floor.”
Linda further added that Brittney, who resides in Lake Clear, exemplifies the guiding principles of Adirondack Health by demonstrating compassionate, accountable and respectful care while providing exceptional service to those she encounters.
The Handler award is given annually to an Adirondack Health nurse with fewer than three years of experience. It is named in memory of Meghan Handler, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Handler, who passed away in 1998. Dr. Handler, an internist, was a beloved and long-time member of the Adirondack Health medical staff who retired in 2011.
Recipients are chosen based on their commitment to improve and expand their knowledge base of patient care, technical skills, compassion, efficiency and rapport with patient’s families and colleagues.
Contributions to the Meghan E. Handler Excellence in Nursing Award can be made to the Adirondack Health Foundation, P.O. Box 120, Saranac Lake, NY 12983.
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CAPTION: Chief Nursing Officer Linda McClarigan, right, and Dr. Elizabeth Buck, second from left, presented the Meghan E. Handler Excellence in Nursing award to Brittney Pittman, a registered nurse with Adirondack Health. Laurie Gokey, left, is the Director for the patient care floors at AMC.