Jan. 25, 2013
Medical Staffing Network Healthcare, LLC
(MSN) announced today the Nurse of the Month contest winner for
. The contest, which MSN has been co-sponsoring with local
radio station 107.3 W3D, honors exceptional local nurses. It was promoted during drive-time radio, and nominations were open to the public via the station's website.
Nurse of the Month
Karla Osman, RN
, who has worked for 26 years at Memorial Hospital Carbondale. Four people nominated her. Said one of the nominators,
, "Not only is she knowledgeable, she is compassionate and willing to go the extra mile for all her patients." Added Brooke Toedte, "As a charge nurse, she has student nurses on the floor constantly and always takes time to answer their questions and teach them."
commented, "She brings out the best in her patients. She is the kind of nurse that everyone wishes they had while staying in the hospital." Finally,
said, "She is dedicated to helping her patients get through a very delicate time and provides excellent care."
Karla said that she was "absolutely thrilled" about winning the Nurse of the Month Contest, adding, "I love working with the students (my children!)."
from W3D presented the prizes to Karla, which included tickets to four Southern IL University basketball games, a Miller Spinal Health massage, and a Houlihan's Restaurant gift certificate.
Said Ms. Zeigler, "Karla exemplifies the type of caring nurse whose dedication to quality patient care makes us proud to sponsor the Nurse of the Month contest."