Nurse of the Year
By Catherine Cluett Pactol
In a surprise announcement at Molokai General Hospital last Thursday morning, Jeanette Oshiro, BSN, RN, OCN, was named Queen’s Molokai Nurse of the Year.
The award is given annually from Queen’s Health Systems and Molokai General Hospital.
In her nomination, Oshiro was called an “outstanding leader, professional, mentor to staff, and colleague, [and]… an outstanding nurse.”
“Patients, families and the healthcare team consistently benefit from Jeanette’s wisdom, caring and creativity,” her nominator wrote. “Jeanette inspires everyone at Molokai General Hospital to strive to provide innovative, evidence-based care, and to pursue excellence every day. She is a strong patient advocate and has a strong desire to continuously improve systems with simplification in mind…. She perpetually fosters a spirit of teamwork and a sense of collaboration in everything she does. She is a friend and ally to all and one of the hospital’s most cherished and valuable resources. I… can think of no one more deserving.”