Congratulations to our own Kathie Rohrs, MSN, RN, CDE, a Patient Education Coordinator and Diabetes Educator at Littauer who was awarded the prestigious Ellen Burns Award by the Nursing Organization from Fulton, Montgomery and Schenectady counties last week. The Award is given annually to a nurse who has a vision of nursing and consistently explores new perspectives for meeting nursing challenges of the future by: articulating this vision into his/her own area of practice and assisting colleagues, new graduates, and students through support and role modeling, to embrace the vision. The organization also look for a change agent. That is, someone who promotes a positive image of nursing to the community through role-modeling and empowerment of self and others. She provides professional and/or community education, and she continuously strives toward professional growth. They also recognized Kathie for her excellence in nursing through assisting students and colleagues to meet personal and professional goals and by assisting the community to meet health needs and expectations.
Laurence E. Kelly, Hospital President and CEO states, “We are immensely proud of Kathie Rohrs and her outstanding work in the field of diabetic counseling and management. There are hundreds of people in our region who are walking examples of her work. They are the people who are living life to the fullest because of Kathie’s encouragement, skill and counsel after being diagnosed with diabetes.” He added, “We have always known her to be a passionate, committed nurse. It was only a matter of time before she was recognized for her work in this field.”