A Night Before ‘An Evening in Paris’

Amy Dean, Teri Rocafort, Erica Davila

Amy Dean, Teri Rocafort and Erica Davila

WEST PALM BEACH, FL– More than 100 of Palm Beach County’s top nurses, nominees for the 11th annual Palm Healthcare Foundation’s Nursing Distinction Awards, were honored at a reception at the National Croquet Center.

Radio personality Sally Sevareid emceed the program.

Nominees represented registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse educators, nursing assistants and nursing students. All of the nominees were judged to have made a significant impact in the lives of patients and fellow healthcare professionals.

At the reception, a special presentation was made by Erica Davila, president of the Student Nurse Association at Keiser University and a former recipient of a scholarship from the Palm Healthcare Foundation. She made a donation to the foundation’s Nursing Education Fund.

Hospice of Palm Beach County sponsored the program on Feb. 28, 2013. The 11th Annual Nursing Distinction Awards will be held May 3, 2013, at The Breakers Palm Beach. For more information, call Melanie Otero at (561) 837-2277.

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The Nursing Distinction Awards dinner will bring together more than 450 Palm Beach County healthcare professionals to honor the nursing award recipients. The theme is an “Evening in Paris” and will kick off National Nurses Week (May 6 -12). Awards include the Palm Healthcare Foundation and The Palm Beach Post Nurse of the Year. Suzanne Boyd, CBS 12 news anchor, will be the mistress of ceremonies.

Presenting sponsors for the Nursing Distinction Awards are Tenet and VITAS Innovative Hospice Care. Media sponsors are The Palm Beach Post and KOOL 105.5 FM.

Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc., chartered in 2001, is Palm Beach County’s leading public healthcare foundation. Its mission is to inspire and fund solutions to improve health in Palm Beach County. Since 2001, the foundation has distributed more than $49 million to over 95 non-profit organizations in Palm Beach County operating more than 130 programs. For more information, visit www.palmhealthcare.org.

Photos by Bill Carley.

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