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Brookside Director of Nursing Named Nurse of the Year

Rosyln's healthcare and rehabilitation center home of honored staff member.

Rosyln is now home to the Nurse of the Year!

Director of nursing at the Brookside Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Roslyn, Lori Wielgus, was named 2012 Nurse of the Year by the Pennsylvania Healthcare Association at a special award ceremony at the PHCA/CALM annual convention in King of Prussia, according to an article in Montgomery Media.

According to the article, she was one of eight honored with The Nurse of the Year Award is part of the PHCA's Hero Awards.

"Winners were selected based on their ability to go above and beyond their job requirements to improve the quality of life of those living and working in their retirement community," said the article.

The government was also involved in Wielgus' honors.

"Wieglus was also presented with a House citation by State Rep. Tom Murt, R-152, at Brookside for her achievement," said the article.

According to Montgomery Media, her fellow co-workers also raved about Wielgus' performance.

“Lori teaches us to believe in giving everything your best —100 percent,” said Brookside Health and Rehabilitation Center Administrator Melissa Hallman in a statement to PHCA. “There is no task too menial for her liking, no situation unbearable, and no issue unresolvable. I am so confident in her capabilities, so much so that I can take worry-free vacations knowing that the facility is in great hands.”

Brookside is located at 2630 Woodland Road, in Abington. Wielgus is a resident of Huntingdon Valley, in Montgomery County.

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