Washington State’s March of Dimes Chapter has named Curtis Peek, RN of Summit Pacific Medical Center their Nurse of the Year in the category of Emergency Care. The 13th annual Washington Nurse of the Year Awards was held November 13, at the Meydenbauer Conference Center in Bellevue, WA.
March of Dimes gathers yearly to honor nurses from throughout the state whose extraordinary efforts stand out.More than 200, RNs working at all staff levels, were honored in 19 categories surrounded by their peers. These nursing professionals set the standards of outstanding patient care every day.
“We are so pleased to see Curtis recognized on a national level for the amazing care he provides. As a Charge Nurse with 18 years invested in our organization, he understands the importance of teamwork.” SPMC’s Chief Clinical Officer and Quality Director, Brenda West, shared, “He never walks ahead or behind, but with the team. He came in on his days off to help me design our new hospital. He helped with everything from deciding which beds we should purchase to how we should place equipment in patient rooms. Curtis is humble and is never self-serving. His goal is always the same, to give the best of himself to the patients and the team. He does this every day he works. If someone calls in sick, he will come in. When the emergency department crazy he is always calm and focused. All the physicians that work in the department hold him with high regard and he has received many complements from patients.”
SPMC is hosting a public reception to congratulate Peek on his achievement. Community members are invited to attend a celebration, being held Thursday, December 10 at 9 a.m. in SPMC’s Kelsey Conference Room., no RSVP necessary.