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Therapist of Year nominations due March 3

In preparation for the 2017 NSRC State Conference, nominations are now open for the  2017 NSRC Therapist of the Year Awards.

A top therapist will be chosen from each of the three NSRC designated regions in Nebraska: Omaha, Lincoln, and Outstate Nebraska. Therapists practice in rural and urban areas, from home care to acute care; we are looking for your nomination for an outstanding therapist from all of these regions.

Nominations are being accepted online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NSRCNOM. Deadline is March 3.

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Nominations sought for Therapist of the Year

It is time to nominate an outstanding respiratory colleague for the 2016 NSRC Therapist of the Year Award.

The NSRC has a designation of three regions in Nebraska: Omaha, Lincoln, and Out State Nebraska. Since therapists practice in rural and urban areas, from homecare to acute care, we are looking for your nomination of outstanding therapists from all of these regions for the 2016 Therapist of the Year. All nominees will be recognized at the state convention, and the Therapist of the Year recipients will be selected by NSRC membership popular vote.

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Davison named Therapist of the Year

Dave Pelton, Kathy Davison and Nan Nathenson

Kathy Davison, center, respiratory therapist at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, is the NSRC’s Therapist of the Year for 2013. With her are Madonna colleagues Dave Pelton, Respiratory Therapy Manager, and Nan Nathenson, Respiratory Therapy Educator and NSRC board member.

Kathy Davison was named the Nebraska Therapist of the Year at the NSRC State Conference in May.

Davison was nominated by Nan Nathenson, an NSRC board member and co-worker at Madonna Rehabilitation Center in Lincoln.

“Kathy is not a respiratory manager, director or educator. She is a floor therapist and proud of it,” Nathenson said in her nomination letter. “Kathy willingly works with one of the most difficult-to-manage patient groups: long-term ventilator-dependent patients. She would not consider working anywhere else. Her unit has up to 32 ventilators running at any given time.”

Davison goes “beyond the call of duty” in many ways, Nathenson said. For example, when Davison is in a patient’s room, “she will be singing the patient’s favorite song. And that’s the thing – she knows their favorite song! It is Kathy who can get a patient/resident to go to bingo, go to church or just get out of their room.”

Another example of Davison’s dedication was shown over the Christmas holiday. “Kathy worked on Christmas Eve,” Nathenson said. “A snowstorm was coming, and she knew many staff would not make it to work. So she stayed overnight at the hospital and worked Christmas Day, which wasn’t her shift.”

Nathenson also cited Davison’s standard of care and integrity. “Kathy ensures that she fully understands equipment, process and policy changes. She will tell you that she wants the hands-on experience because that is how she learns the best. Kathy participates in any and every educational event offered her facility, state society and national organization.

“Kathy is on the front lines of patient care day after day, with her clinical strengths and loving heart, giving her patients and colleagues support. . . .You cannot help but smile and be cheered up by her effervescence and positivity.”

Kathy Davison, NSRC 2013 Therapist of the Year
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