Hospital has two ‘Top 100’ nurses

Lynn Robinson

Two Presbyterian Hospital Matthews nurses are among just 100 nurses throughout North Carolina to make the 2012 coveted Great 100 list, according to a news release.

Registered nurses Lynn Robison and Stacie Poncer were selected for their commitment to excellence in nursing care and to advancing the nursing profession, the release said. The award program is organized by The Great 100, Inc. which is a grassroots recognition organization honoring the nursing profession in North Carolina. Nurses are selected by their peers for continued excellence in patient care and commitment to the nursing profession.

In her written nomination, veteran nurse Lynn Robison, who works as a supervisor, was credited for being a “humble, sincere and brilliant nurse” by her colleagues. She also was recognized for her patience, encouragement and cheerful heart, as well as her ability to motivate others to excel.

Lynn has spent 20 years educating other nurses and sees every moment as an opportunity to convey her wisdom and guidance to others. She takes on the role of shaping nurses, staff and physicians to “strive to surpass the average and reach the superior,” according to the release.

Stacie Poncer, who works in radiology, has been a nurse for 27 years and in her nomination was recognized for courage, dedication and passion toward nursing. Along with her work contributions, Stacie also was acknowledged for her service to the community. She has served on the Unit Service Excellence Committee, was 2010-11 chair for Shared Governance in Cardiopulmonary and served as the co-captain of the Presbyterian Hospital Matthews’ Relay for Life team to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Stacy Poncer

“For years, The Great 100 has been known for being the most prominent nursing award in North Carolina. I congratulate our fellow Matthews nurses for being included in such a notable group,” said Brenda Schooley, director of nursing at Presbyterian Hospital Matthews. “I am extremely proud of their accomplishments and for the remarkable care they deliver day in and day out.”

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