Medical Staff Honors Nurses With Educational Grants
The medical staff has presented Julie Burlew, nurse manager in the ophthalmology clinic, and Sue Zweig, a staff nurse in the ambulatory surgery clinic, with educational stipends valued at $250.

Lawrence M. Shuer, chief of staff, presented the checks at ceremonies May 8 celebrating National Nurse Week.

The medical staff, through its leadership, has provided funds from staff dues in recent years to enable stipend winners to attend a conference or similar educational event. Burlew plans to attend a meeting in November of the American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses. Zweig said she will apply her stipend to finishing her BSN degree this year at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Candi Speers, chair of Stanford Hospital and Clinics' National Nurse Week committee and nurse manager for the Center for Education, said other events included presentation of seven Research and Education Grants totaling $5,100, presentation of Excellence in Caring Awards to nurses and support personnel in 30 clinical areas, and the presentation of the Angela Johns Scholarship Award to Torey Benoit, a staff nurse in E-1/Compromised Host Unit.

Besides awards, National Nurse Week at Stanford featured a variety of activities. Twenty-nine guests from management, the community and other clinical areas spent approximately two hours on May 6 "partnering" with a working nurse performing daily patient care duties. About 450 nurses attended a brunch in Fairchild Auditorium on May 8 to celebrate the week, Speers said.

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