Good Samaritan unveils nurse nominees
NEW PORT RICHEY - Good Samaritan Health Clinic of Pasco announced nominees for awards that will be presented during the clinic’s 2013 Nurses Gala on May 10. The event falls during National Nurse Appreciation Week, spokeswoman Tina Shelton explained in a press release. The gala, now 7 years old, typically draws crowds of 400 to 500 people. The benefit raises funds for the clinic that provided free, comprehensive health and dental care to about 4,000 Pasco residents in 2012. The People’s Choice nominees for Nurse of the Year are Kelli Davis of HPH Home Health, Linda Dolding of Heather Hills, Mark Kral of HPH Hospice, Diane Layton of HPH Hospice Zephyrhills, Jane McGarvey of Pasco Health Department and Penny Turner of HPH Hospice.From Medical Center of Trinity, the nominees are Mary Brown, Sally Jones and Ivy Landell. Representing Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, in New Port Richey, are nominees Karen Cernyar, Frank Cortes and Barbara Radcliffe. From Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Hudson, nominees are April Alter, Lucy Doyle and Carrie Green. Representing Florida Hospital North Pinellas, in Tarpon Springs, are nominees Laura Burke and Harmony Juchniewiez. Sponsors for the gala include the medical staff of Medical Center of Trinity; and Floridians for Principled Government, the political committee state Rep. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, is closing. He will be distributing its money to charities. The gala will start at 6 p.m. on May 10 at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. Tickets cost $50 for nurses or $75 for the public. For more information on the gala, contact Good Samaritan Clinic CEO Melissa Fahy at (727) 848-7789.