Kennedy Health Labor & Delivery Nurse Wins National Award
Laurie Milliken, BSN, RN, a 6-year Kennedy Health Registered Nurse, was named one of three national winners of the 2nd annual Pampers® Swaddlers “Thank You Nurses” awards. Laurie, a Labor & Delivery Unit nurse at Kennedy University Hospital in Washington Township, NJ – the same town where she resides – was honored on May 10th, during National Nurses Week in May.
Developed with the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) and the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), the award honors nurses who go “above and beyond through the touches of love they give to babies and their parents” across three care categories: Labor & Delivery, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Postpartum. Ms. Milliken was one of more than 3,000 nurses nominated nationally, and received the award in the Labor & Delivery category. She was nominated by Virginia Orme of Berlin, NJ, for making the selfless decision to give up time with her own family during the 2016 holidays and stay beyond her shift to be by her patient’s side during many hours of labor. She received a one-year membership to AWHONN, including attendance at the annual convention, a $5,000 scholarship, a P&G care package, commemorative plaque and other gifts. Milliken and her co-workers were also treated to a celebratory lunch at the hospital.
Shown here at the award presentation are, from left: Laurie Milliken, BSN, RN; Virginia Orme; six-month-old Emma Orme; and proud father Todd Orme, who is also a driver with STAT Medical Transport, a Kennedy Health subsidiary. For more information about Kennedy’s many services for women and children, visit www.kennedyhealth.org.