Vidant nurses are recognized for setting themselves apart.
Vidant Health nurses are recognized for all they do to keep eastern North Carolina safe and healthy. From Great 100 Nurses to DAISY Award winners, Vidant nurses are known for their compassionate care. We know that our nurses make us better and going above and beyond is just part of the job for the incredible work they do. Learn more about these award-winning nurses below.
We are also proud to support nurses working toward certifications. The dedication team members show to serve a region while working to obtain and maintain certifications is inspiring. These hard workers from across the health system can be seen below.
Great 100 Award Winners
Since 1989, The North Carolina Great 100, Inc. has recognized and honored nurses around the state for their commitment to excellence and to promote a positive image of the nursing profession. Out of thousands of nominations that are submitted annually, 100 recipients are selected based on their outstanding professional abilities and contributions made to improving health care services to their communities.
This year, 14 Vidant Health nurses have been selected to the 2021 NC Great 100. Read more about the honorees in the Newsroom.
DAISY Award Winners
We are thrilled to recognize Vidant ‘s DAISY Award winners! These extraordinary nurses have proven that they go above and beyond every day for the patients and families we serve. See Vidant’s most recent DAISY Award recipients below.
Bethany Chamberlain, BSN, RN at Vidant Chowan on the Labor and Delivery Unit is a wonderful nurse and team member. On May 10th, Bethany was scheduled to work in her home unit – Labor and Delivery. However, there was a call-out in the ED and she was asked to go there to assist. Bethany did so willingly and assisted in the ED for the whole night. In the early hours of the morning a patient in critical condition arrived and Bethany assumed care of this patient and stayed past her shift time to ensure EastCare left the building with the patient in good standing. This situation represent integrity, compassion, teamwork, safety and accountability. Bethany’s behavior and care exemplifies adherence to the highest clinical and ethical standards of the nursing profession. Bethany always goes above and beyond for her patients. She is the epitome of a team player, a caring person and a daisy nurse. She is always willing to listen and lend a hand. She is patient and kind! She is well deserving. She has even volunteered to work holidays so that other coworkers can spend time with their families. Bethany is amazing.
Nicole Hill, BSN, RN at Vidant Chowan on the Medical-Surgical Unit represents the front line nursing colleagues by volunteering to serve on committees and teams. In addition to these sacrifices, she has selflessly given herself and resources going above and beyond what is expected in her role. She’s made herself available to help ensure equipment, supplies and a helping hand are at our disposal. Quick to jump in and aide in the care of patients, not only in the ICU unit but also in other units. Nicole is most deserving of recognition of her good works. Her education projects are always informative and more importantly, relevant to what is going on at the time in our unit. Nicole makes things a little brighter and lighter in the Intensive Care Unit.
Vicky Greco, MSN, RN at Vidant Medical Center – PDAY was nominated for the DAISY award for serving the community. Vicky and her team give to the community monthly. There have also been two lifesaving situations in which Vicky was out in the community and stopped to give CPR, saving both lives. She also implemented processes to ensure coverage for Pediatric COVID testing for the community. Vicky emulates the VH values and we are so proud to call her one of our own. Vicky always stands ready to help with care for our pediatric patients anywhere at VMC!
Whitney Getzandanner, MSN, RN, RNBC-MED at Vidant Medical Center – SICU was nominated for the Daisy award for going above and beyond to show compassion for a patient who was unexpectedly close to end of life. The family of the patient had to drive in from a two hour distance. Whitney stayed by the patient’s bedside on her own time (after shift change) so the patient had a familiar face around and would not die alone or be scared if things progressed more quickly than the family could arrive. Whitney reminds us all of why we do what we do, and why we chose the field of nursing.
Amanda Helms, BSN, RN at Vidant Medical Center – 4N Surgery is such a caring, compassionate nurse. She truly has a heart of gold and always goes an extra mile for her patients. During the peak of COVID season and a no visitor policy at the hospital, Amanda worked diligently to make arrangements for a patient to visit with their child briefly outside the front of the hospital. This meant the world to the patient and the child. The patient went on about it for days about how caring and compassionate of a nurse Amanda is. Amanda went above and beyond the call of duty that day and continues to do so every day.
Taylor Harrison, BSN, RN at Vidant Medical Center – 2N Medicine. Taylor has worked on the unit for about two years and recently took on the role as a charge nurse. When her unit started to receive COVID-19 patients, Taylor stepped up and cared for this patient population like they were her own family. With one patient in particular, Taylor formed a strong bond. Taylor would come in on her day off to paint the patient’s nails before her husband would visit, and even when she was moved off her unit, she would visit after to work to check in and paint her nails to make her feel beautiful! The pure selflessness of this act reminds nurses why they became a nurse.
Marcia Bryant, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CNO at The Outer Banks Hospital received the Daisy Nurse Leader award. She was appointed CNO in 2015 at The Outer Banks Hospital, and brought nearly 30 years of nursing experience to the role. Marcia led TOBH to be the first dementia friendly hospital in the state. Through her leadership and gentle approach of seeing through the patients’ eyes while relying on science, many lives have been changed. Care givers have better skillsets to lean into, families have better options to continue to offer normalcy to their loved ones, dementia patients have a new group of supporters to get them through the hard days and help appreciate the good ones.
Newly Certified Nurses
We are so proud of all of the outstanding nurses who serve eastern North Carolina. We are also proud of the members of our team who work to obtain and maintain certifications. Thank you for your continued dedication to the patients and families who depend on us. See Vidant’s most recent certified nurses below.
Amber Herman, BSN, RN, CCRN, work in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and received her critical care registered nurse certification
Anthony Shuford RN, CNOR, works in the operating room and received his certified nurse of OR certifications
Kelly Giordano, BSN, RN, CNOR, work in the operating room and received her certified nurse of OR certifications
Nancy Morgan, RN, CNOR, works in the operating room and received her certified nurse of OR certifications
Stephen “Steve” Smith, MSN, RN-NPD-BC, is the coordinator for the community training center and received his nursing professional development board certified
Pamela DiMattina, BSN, RN, CHPN, works on the Palliative Care Unit and received her certified hospice & palliative RN
Caroline Wood, BSN, RN, RNC-MNN, works on 1 West Mother/Baby and she received her registered nurse certification in maternal newborn nursing
Aleshia Koontz, BSN, RN, RNC-OB, works on Labor and Delivery Unit and received her registered nurse certified inpatient obstetric nursing
Tonya Cecci, RN, RNC-OB, works on Labor and Delivery and received her registered nurse certification in inpatient obstetric nursing
Julie Williams, BSN, RN, RNC-OB, works on Labor and Delivery and received her registered nurse certification in inpatient obstetric nursing
Lynn Mockus, MSN, RN, CNN, NPD-BC, works with the Center for Learning and Performance and received her nursing professional development board certified
Travis Craney, BSN, RN, CCRN, SCRN, works in Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit and received his critical care registered nurse certification
Shannon Evans, BSN, RN, CNOR, works in the operating room and received her certified nurse of OR certification
Kaitlyn Stellato, RN, CNOR, works in the operating room and received her certified nurse of OR certification
Donna Parsons, BSN, RN, CCM, RNBC-MED, works on 2 South B and she received her medical surgical registered nurse certification
Allison Woolard, MSN, RNBC-Med, NPD-BC, works with the Center for Learning and Performance and received her nursing professional development board certified certification
Natalie Capps, BSN, RN, CCRN, works on the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and received her critical care registered nurse certification
Sara Pearce, BSN, RN, OCN, and Thomas “Logan” Pearce, MSN, RN, OCN. This lovely couple works on the Medical Oncology Unit and received their oncology RN certification
Simone McCoy, MSN, RNC-MNN, works on 1 West Mother Baby and received her registered nurse Certification in maternal newborn nursing
Eleni Kondyles, BSN, RNC-MNN, works on 1 West Mother Baby and received her registered nurse certification in maternal newborn nursing
Kierra Bays, BSN, RNBC-MED, works on 2N Medicine and got her registered nurse board certification-medical-surgical
Kristin Hoffer, BSN, RNBC-MED, works on 2N Medicine and received her registered nurse board certification-medical surgical
Linda Bond, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, works in the Center for Learning and Performance and she received her nursing professional development board certified
Alex Gilbert, BSN, RN, CCRN, works on the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and he received his critical care registered nurse certification
Tara Stroud, MSN, RN, NNP-BC, NEA-BC, works in Pediatric Administration received her nurse executive advanced board certified
Tess Garland, BSN, RNC-MNN, works on 1 West Mother Baby and she received her registered nurse certification in maternal newborn nursing
Heather Moore, RN, RNC-MNN, works on 1 West Mother Baby, received her Registered Nurse Certification in Maternal Newborn Nursing
Alexandria Gullette, RN, RNBC-PM, works at the Pain Management Anesthesiology and received her registered nurse board certification in pain management
Kelsey Carnevale, BSN, RNC-MNN, works on 1 West Mother and Baby and received her registered nurse certification – maternal newborn nursing
Ashley Hodges, BSN, RN, CCRN, works on the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and received her critical care registered nurse certification
Breyonna Brown, BSN, RN, CNOR, works in the operating room and received her certified nurse of OR certification