Two Meridian Health Nurses Receive Governor's Nursing Merit Award

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Two Meridian Health Nurses Receive Governor's Nursing Merit Award

14th Consecutive Year Meridian Nurses Received State's Top Nursing Recognition

Two Meridian Health nurses were recently honored for their achievements in nursing at the 21st annual Governor's Nursing Merit Awards Dinner. For the 14th consecutive year, Meridian Health nurses have been recognized for their excellence in nursing. The ceremony was held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Princeton.

Department of Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard presented the award to ten recipients, who were selected from among the over 109,000 licensed state nurses practicing in areas of patient care, nurse education, nursing research, administration, management, and community health.

The two Meridian Health nurses recognized were Joan Harvey, R.N., MSN, CCRN, clinical nurse specialist at Ocean Medical Center, who received the award in the category of Nurse Educator, and Kristine Rovell, R.N., MSN, C, nurse manager at Riverview Medical Center who received the award in the category of nurse manager.

"Once again, we are proud to be celebrating the recognition of two of our extraordinary nurses," says John K. Lloyd, president of Meridian Health. "Joan and Kristine represent the consistent quality patient care that our nursing team provides. Their accomplishments and excellence are truly inspirational for their fellow nurses and team members."

Since 1989, the Governor honors nurses who demonstrate excellence in nursing, recognizing the vital contribution of the nursing profession..

Meridian Health is a family of not-for-profit health care organizations comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, and occupational health centers located throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties.