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Director of Nurses is Rhode Island Monthly’s Honorable Mention for Nurse Leader of The Year

What makes for a good nurse?  Ask anyone in the healthcare world and they’ll tell you the following:  Compassion.  An inquiring mind.  Perseverance.  An unrelenting desire to help people.  But what makes an excellent nurse?  They’re the ones who hold your hand through the good and bad, who stay by your side well past their shifts end, who advocate for your best interests and who inspire others to follow in their footsteps.  The twelve remarkable men and women featured in this year’s Top Nurses issue of  Rhode Island Monthly go above and beyond to not only make our state’s residents healthier, but also happier.  Their hard work and dedication deserves a lifetime of acknowledgements, but, in the meantime, the least we can do is celebrate them as Rhode Island’s Top Nurses of 2016.  (pg. 67 Rhode Island Monthly Excellence in Nursing September 2016)

On September 22, Rhode Island Monthly hosted its second annual Excellence in Nursing event at The Crown Plaza in Warwick.  Rhode Island Monthly is about to celebrate their 30th anniversary.  The past 8 years, they have been recognizing Rhode Island’s Top Docs for their excellence.  The Doctor’s that were recognized would often say “You need to do something for the Nurses”.  This is how the Rhode Island Monthly’s Excellence in Nursing awards started.

Last year was the first year and it was a tremendous success!   This year, Gail Dombeck RN, BSN received an honorable mention for Nursing Leader Of The Year.  Gail has been a nurse since 1995.  She started working at Cedar Crest Sub Acute and Rehabilitation Centre as a bed maker in 1989.  After graduating from Boston College in 1995, Gail worked on our special care unit, Generations before becoming a sub acute charge nurse.  Gail later became the Director of Nursing Services  Gail has been with The Cedars for 27 years and has always been a team leader that has helped to grow our program to what it is today.

“The staff at Cedar Crest are my family.  This is my home.  I work with an amazing nursing and administrative staff that I am proud of.  I am honored to receive this award and hope to lead the nursing team to provide the best care to all of our residents and families.”  ~Gail Dombeck RN,BSN