Richmond Hill resident Sue Romeo has recently been awarded Memorial Hospital’s Nurse of the Year Award.
Romeo beat out approximately 1,500 nurses for the prestigious award. She was nominated by her peers.
She works out of Memorial’s Paulsen Outpatient Surgery Center, where she has worked for the past five years.
Prior to that, she worked in the hospital’s trauma intensive care unit for 15 years.
Romeo spoke of how much easier the Paulsen Center is to work at and of how much she enjoys her job due to a strong working relationship with Dr. Donald Bohannon and her fellow staff.
She and another nurse write a quarterly newsletter for the Paulson Center.
This past year, she received Capa (certified ambulatory perianesthesia) certification. She then taught the basics of the difficult course to five of her peers who all passed the certification themselves.