Blue Ridge Regional Hospital's Pam McClure in Top 100 NC Nurses
Blue Ridge Regional Hospital's Pam McClure, RN has been recognized as a Great 100 Nurse in North Carolina for 2013. "Blue Ridge Regional Hospital is honored to have one of our nurses selected as a Great 100 Nurse in North Carolina. Pam demonstrates nursing excellence not only through her clinical competency but through her compassion to her patients and their families assuring their needs come first,” said Jane Edwards, VP, Patient Care Services, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital.
McClure has been a nurse for nearly 20 years and works in the Medical Surgical Nursing area of Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. She was recognized and received her award at a gala on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.
"As her co-worker, I have been in awe of Pam for years. Like many others, I am inspired by her complete dedication to her patients, her boundless energy on night shift, the qualities she radiates of selflessness, empathy and patience, and by her refreshing good humor, technical skills and the spirit of caring that marks her indelibly as an outstanding person, a true professional, and a model for other nurses to emulate," Rob Grennell, McClure's nominating co-worker.
The Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina is a grassroots peer recognition organization honoring the nursing profession in North Carolina. The organization annually selects 100 North Carolina nurses who demonstrate excellence in practice and commitment to their profession and contributes scholarship funds for registered nurse education.
About Blue Ridge Regional Hospital
Blue Ridge Regional Hospital, based in Spruce Pine, N.C., is a not-for-profit hospital and serves Mitchell, Yancey, lower Avery and upper McDowell counties. Blue Ridge Regional Hospital has provided excellent healthcare services for the region since 1955. Cleverley & Associates has recognized Blue Ridge Regional Hospital as a Community Value 5-Star Hospital for 10 consecutive years. Medical specialties offered by Blue Ridge include emergency services, OB services, critical care, rehabilitation services and fitness center, cancer services, orthopedics, general surgical services, pain management, pediatrics, family medicine, sleep disorders and wound care. In addition, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital offers clinics for the following specialties: allergy and asthma; cardiology, dermatology; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology; ophthalmology and kidney care (nephrology). Blue Ridge Regional Hospital employs 450 people and is a member of Mission Health, recognized in 2012 and 2013 as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems by Thomson Reuters and Truven Health Analytics, respectively. For more information, please visit blueridgehospital.org.
About Mission Health
Mission Health, based in Asheville, N.C., is the state’s sixth-largest health system and the region’s only not-for-profit, independent community hospital system governed and managed exclusively in western North Carolina. Mission Health was recognized as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems in 2012 and 2013 by Thomson Reuters and Truven Health Analytics, respectively. Mission Health is one of only two medium-sized health systems to receive this recognition in 2012 and 2013, and the only health system in North Carolina to achieve that distinction.
Mission Health, which traces its roots in the region back to 1885, operates five hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. Its medical staff consists of more than 1,000 physicians and is certified in more than 50 medical specialties and sub-specialties. Mission Health has seven Centers of Excellence: Cancer, Heart, Mission Children’s Hospital, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Trauma and Women’s Health. Mission Hospital, located in Asheville, is the system’s flagship hospital and is licensed for 730 beds. It is the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care. It also includes Mission Children’s Hospital—the region’s only children’s hospital. Other Mission Health member hospitals include Angel Medical Center in Franklin, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, McDowell Hospital in Marion and Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. With approximately 9,500 employees and 700 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina. For more information, please visit mission-health.org