Wood County Hospital nurse honored for helping patients going through withdrawal

Johnathan Burt (Wood County Hospital photo)

From WOOD COUNTY HOSPITAL

Specialcare Hospital Management company, who manages the New Vision inpatient medical stabilization program at Wood County Hospital, recently recognized Johnathan Burt, RN, for his willingness to go above and beyond for his patients and his personal investment in patient care.

The local New Vision team nominated Jonathan for always putting patient safety first, while assuring comfort and wellbeing, regardless of the severity of their withdrawal. Burt has been a nurse at Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green Ohio for two years and has made an impact on countless patients.

“He is a selfless person who was born to be a nurse. He always gives 110% of himself,” says Service Coordinator, Molly Whelan.

“I see such a need for this service, and it allows me an opportunity to serve the community in a way that takes away the stigma. It is highly rewarding” said Burt, referencing his empowerment. “I am their champion and their cheerleader.”

“It is thrilling to learn that Jon was chosen for this prestigious national recognition; however, I am not surprised. Jon is a favorite not only of patients and families but of coworkers as well. He is well known and respected for his ability to sense the needs of others and connect with the utmost display of empathy, compassion and support. It is his down to earth approach that makes him a standout on our nursing team and in our profession,”  said Tammy Awald, the chief nursing officer at Wood County Hospital.

Burt was chosen for this recognition out of applicants from across the region including Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah and Virginia. Selections are based upon examples where a nurse went above and beyond for a patient and has shown leadership among their peers.

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