Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., recently recognized 425 employees celebrating anniversaries with the medical center at the organizations annual Employee Appreciation Banquet held in conjunction with National Hospital Week activities.
Among those specially honored was Caroline Schweikert, RN, BSN, who is the second person in PRMCs 116-year history to reach 50 years of service.
Schweikert has spent her entire nursing career in the Peninsula Regional Medical Center pediatrics unit and is frequently mentioned on patient satisfaction surveys for the care and compassion she provides, in particular to critically ill children, according to a news release. In 1977, she was honored for her work during a “Celebration of Nursing Excellence” ceremony held at the governors mansion in Annapolis, Md.
In honor of her 50th year of service to PRMCs patients, Schweikert received a Governors Citation from Maryland Gov. Martin OMalley congratulating her on her achievement, and a proclamation from the city of Salisbury and Mayor Jim Ireton declaring May 9, 2013, as Caroline Schweikert Day.
Schweikert earned her BSN in 1998. According to the release, she is recognized throughout PRMC as a leader, a mentor and a tremendous nursing and clinical asset for staff and physicians.