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2017 PNAGA Florence Nightingale Awardee

13 May 2017 17:41 | Anonymous

Nurses’s Week is always an exciting, fun, time. A lot of networking, with new, familiar, and unfamiliar faces, not to mention the many faces of families and other friends. So, this week is not only “Nurses”. It’s also a day to be thankful to parents who nurtured/supported their special child who’s ambition is to be a” nurse.”

Just like any other ambition on “what to be”, you always like to have an inspiring model.

Florence Nightingale is a world-wide name familiar to every nurse. Born in 1820, she is an English nurse, founder of modern nursing, and made outstanding contributions to the knowledge and improvement of public health we now enjoy.

How big an HONOR is it TO RECEIVE A FLORENCE NIIGHTINGALE AWARD? We could ask someone who will be getting one today. An honor befitting on Nurses’ day!

A tenured nurse, a product of early recruitment,  Georgia became her second home 5 years after graduating nursing in the Philippines.

To people she interacts with,  she’s well respected and loved as a peer, manager, mother, grandmother, wife, relative, and friend. An uncomplicated lady, with words that could travel a thousand miles! Thus the name “Charlatana” by her colleages! One thing that stands up in her is her drive to ALWAYS maintain a positive image and professionalism of PNAGA.

A well rounded person, she loves to cook, always a joker, always a dancer, and never a singer! She always has the passion for singing but unfortunately, the talent eluded her!

Her years of experience took her up to currently a Unit Coordinator. She received numerous prestigious awards over the years and to name a few:

GHA Nurse Make a Difference Award 1989

March of Dimes – Women Service Nurse of the Year 2010

AMC Nurse of the Year  2011 and Tenet Hero Award 2011

President: PNAGA  1996-1998 (during PNAGA’s formative years)

President: PNAGA  2012-2014  (PNAGA’s 25th Anniversary) Her goal? Increase PNAGA’s transparency and focus on health of our nurses, families and friends.

Community involvement includes:

President: PCFG  1994-1996/2010-2012, Served as President of Fil-Am Association of GA., involvement on Free Clinics offered by Asian community and nursing organization. Her educational and Health Ministry extends to her own hometown in Bugo, Cagayan de Oro.

Happily married to another nurse, mother of 2 beautiful ladies, grandmother of 2 boys lovely boys,

I am  honored to present our FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE 2017 Award Recipient... VENUS SORIANO.

- Anita Granada,   Chair,  Florence Nightingale Award for 2017


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