May 24, 2012
Erin Littleton, RN, a nurse in Fauquier Hospital’s Family Birthing Center, received the Ruth Krusie Excellence in Nursing award on Tuesday, May 1. Upon hearing the announcement at the annual ceremony, her face lit up with delighted surprise. “I never thought I would receive such an honorable award,” she said.
The Excellence in Nursing Award is given each year to a nurse who embodies the true spirit, professionalism and dedication of Ruth Krusie, a nurse who worked in Fauquier Hospital’s Emergency Department for 14 years and was known for her dedication to the nursing profession and to the patients under her care.
Erin has been with the FBC team for almost six years. She said, “This is what I have wanted to do since day one. I always knew labor and delivery was for me.”
Erin consistently shares her positive, caring attitude with other staff members as well as her patients. She said, “I work with some amazing people in the Family Birthing Center; we are a team. We are more than just co-workers, we are friends, they are my second family.”
Here is what a fellow nurse had to say on Erin’s nomination form: “I am proud to work with Erin as both a co-worker and a friend. The role she plays in the FBC is that of a leader and a role model. Erin exhibits service excellence and the core values of nursing on a daily basis.”
The dedication to her patients and her co-workers that Erin demonstrates is inspiring. Erin said, “I do my best every day I come to work. I take care of my patients as if they were my family, because that’s how I would like to be treated if I were a patient.”
Her compassion and care is appreciated by her fellow nurses. Another nomination entry said: “Erin is well respected and admired by her peers, doctors and patients. She is very skilled in her specialty and provides excellent, thorough patient care. I always look forward to the days that I am scheduled to work with Erin. She could be my nurse any day.”