Kaiser Awards LAMC Nurse of the Year – May 11, 2010

May 2010

On May 7th, Anna Marie McCloud, RN, was chosen as the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center's (LAMC) 2009 UNAC/UHCP Nurse of the Year.

For this year's theme, "Nurses: Caring Today for a Healthier Tomorrow," 83 nurses were nominated by their colleagues based on their willingness to work as a team, promotion of Labor Management Partnership principles, and contributions to high quality patient care. The committee responsible for selecting the UNAC/UHCP Nurse of the Year bases its decision on the submitted nomination statements.

UNAC/UHCP Staff Representative Moises Alarcon, RN, and Kaiser LAMC Medical Group Administrator, Judy North, presented the award to McCloud, who provides patient care at the Kaiser Pasadena Medical Office Building. As part of the presentation, Alarcon and North read some of the statements McCloud's colleagues made on her behalf. Some of the statements included: Anna Marie is always willing to go the extra mile for the patient and the family; Anna Marie always puts patients and their families first; and Anna Marie embodies a nurse with the highest ethics, empathy and skills.