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May 15, 2001

FOR RELEASE: Immediately

Anne Harris Selected by Peers
for Excellence in Nursing

Anne Harris, RN, has been named as the recipient of the 2001 Nursing Excellence Award at Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital. The award is presented annually during Nurses Week to nursing team members who provide direct patient care. Candidates are nominated by Hospital employees and selected by a panel of judges from the community.

This is the second time Harris has been so honored by her peers having won this award in 1995. She was nominated this year by Linda
Homan, patient care services assistant, who explained, "I have had four surgeries at Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital and this lady has been with me at all of them. I know I am in good hands, and that I have a strong advocate who will speak up for me when I cannot. She is a strong advocate for patients, looking out for their best interest. She is reassuring to her patients and helps them relax so the best surgical outcome is achieved."

Harris notes that, "Patients do sometimes say 'thank you' but they bring and give more to me that I give to them." Dedicated to educating the community about breast cancer awareness, she works in the American Cancer Society's Reach for Recovery program often giving presentations, which have been described as "informal, inspirational and professional."

This Kent County native began her career at the local hospital in 1986 as a charge nurse on the Medical/Surgical unit and has been a staff nurse in the Surgical Service Department since 1991. She received her nursing degree from the Maryland General Hospital School of Nursing in Baltimore, her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Colorado Women's College and earned a master's degree in psychology from Washington College.
Homan also notes, "She is the reason I earned a master's degree myself-Anne received one at 60 and I thought if she can do it, I can too."