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Kelly Rearick Receives 2020 Cameos of Caring Award

Hospital news | Monday, January 25, 2021

IRMC is proud to recognize Kelly Rearick, a registered nurse, as a 2020 recipient of the Cameos of Caring award. In 1999, Cameos of Caring was created to honor exceptional bedside nurses who work at acute care hospitals. The award honors a nurse from each hospital who demonstrates excellence in nursing care, serves as an effective advocate for patients and their families and acts as a role model for the profession of nursing.

Kelly Rearick, who works on our Behavioral Health Unit, has been a nurse at IRMC since 2016. She is known for her compassionate care, advocating for her patients and her professionalism.

Wendy Haislip, VP and CNO, says, “She is seen as an utmost professional, is compassionate in how she delivers care, not only to the patients she serves here in our community, but also to her peers. She always has everyone’s best interest at heart. Kelly is so deserving of this award.”

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the gala will be held virtually in March. Recently, nursing leadership presented Kelly with the award.

Kelly says about the award, “I’m truly honored and humbled to receive this award. Nursing is not an individual sport. We work as a team, holding each other up, laughing together, crying together, and learning together. For me to be chosen to represent nursing, I don’t consider it my award, but as our award.”

We would like to congratulate Kelly on a well-deserved honor!

We would also like recognize the following nominees:
Sarah Hansen, RN
Brittany Pennington, RN
Deborah Poproch, RN
Nicole Bracken, RN
Beth Pinkerton, RN