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Chesapeake Regional Nurses Honored for Their Exceptional Service

CHESAPEAKE – Chesapeake Regional Healthcare (CRH) recently honored four outstanding nurses during its annual Nurse Exemplar Awards ceremony. The Nurse Exemplar Award was established in 2007 by Chesapeake Regional Medical Center’s Professional Nursing Council to annually recognize excellence in the practice of nursing.

Loraine Roblin, R.N., an intensive care nurse, is this year’s Nurse Exemplar. The Exemplar nurse is among the most exceptional nurses in our organization. Never hesitating to help a patient, their family or another nurse, Roblin is known for her quality leadership, her ability to mentor those new to the profession and the ability to reassure scared or anxious patients. She has been with Chesapeake Regional for 29 years and has touched many lives during her career. For this honor, Roblin was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Chesapeake Hospital Auxiliary to further her nursing education, a personal parking place and a crystal award.

This year, in addition to the Nurse Exemplar Award, three additional awards were given to those who serve as role models to other nurses are patient advocates and who display professional excellence in their nursing careers.

The Rookie Award was created to recognize a nurse new to the profession who displays a commitment to professional growth, compassionate care and teamwork. The winner of this year’s Rookie Award is Jennifer Duty, R.N., who began at Chesapeake Regional in 2017 as an RN Resident. She works on the surgical unit and with strong leadership skills. Duty has quickly excelled to become a relief charge nurse, now mentoring new nurses. She is often recognized by her patients for giving outstanding care, her humor and her positive attitude. She makes coming to work fun for her co-workers and continually improves her team by leading by example. Duty received a $1,000 scholarship and a crystal award to commemorate her honor.

Jennifer Robinson, R.N., director of post-acute care services is the recipient of the Outstanding Leadership Award. She was nominated because of dedication to her profession and CRH. Robinson is a role model and exceptional leader. She does what is needed, from taking on extra administrative roles, to going above and beyond to help patients and staff. The support and guidance she shows her staff rivals only the compassion she has for her family. Even with small children at home, she manages to find time to help coworkers, both personally and professionally. As recognition for her achievements, she received a $500 scholarship and a crystal award.

This year’s Legacy Award recipient is Melanie (Mel) Buski, R.N., a clinical supervisor who offers decades of nursing experience to everyone from patients and families to fellow nurses. The Legacy Award was created to recognize the most exceptional nurse in our organization who is committed to patient experience, quality and safety. Buski was recognized for her work as a nursing supervisor, her mentorship and guidance. She has been an integral part of the CRH team for 25 years. Her rapport with hospital staff and familiarity with the daily workings of the hospital is exemplary. Buski knows the status of all units and offers help to charge nurses seeking to coordinate staffing, patient admissions and discharges. She also has a gift for helping families experiencing a loss. Buski received a $500 scholarship, a personal parking place and a crystal award in honor of her achievements.

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