For Immediate Release
Contact: Jennifer Schwartzenberg, Director of Community Outreach and Development, The Outer Banks Hospital, (252) 449-5933
Date: March 22, 2019
Linda Smith named Outer Banks Hospital Employee of the Month for March, 2019
Linda Smith, Staff Nurse (RN) II in the Emergency Department, is The Outer Banks Hospital’s March, 2019 Employee of the Month! She joined TOBH in June of 2016 after relocating from New Jersey.
Smith is an excellent ED nurse and has proven herself a valuable team member, especially when critical situations arise. In the last year, she has become a PALS instructor and an EPIC Super-User for The Outer Banks Hospital.
Smith volunteered to take on the role of Stroke Coordinator when she saw that there was a need in our hospital and community. She took on the immense task of planning and organizing the process of obtaining stroke certification.
She faithfully practices safety by resourcing references when needed and asking providers for clarifications. She also makes herself available to assist Urgent Care staffing in their time of need, and beautifully demonstrates accountability, commitment and ownership in everything she does.
After being surprised with the announcement, Smith said, “It is an honor to be nominated for Employee of the Month, especially because it comes from my peers. I am fortunate to work with many great people in this organization from ED, Urgent Care and all the people I have worked with on our stroke journey.” She continued, “I have never worked with a better class or group of people. These people are rock stars every day and it is my pleasure to work and represent them.”
Pictured, Left to Right: Marcia Bryant, Vice President of Clinical Operations; Rebecca Eilert, Assistant Nurse Manager, Emergency Department; Smith; Tony Buzzacco, Director, Emergency Department.