FLOURTOWN, PA —Three nurses – Charlotte Jaroma of Flourtown, Christine McCarrick of Collegeville, and Megan Swider of Lafayette Hill – from Montgomery County-based patient advocacy firm Guardian Nurses Healthcare Advocates, were honored during the 33rd Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania. The statewide awards ceremony honors exemplary nurses and their work in the healthcare field.
Jaroma is a mobile care coordinator nurse for AFSCME District Council 47 Health & Welfare Fund in Philadelphia. She was awarded the Patient Choice Award, for which she was nominated by a former patient, Chris Minetti. At the awards ceremony, she was accompanied by Minetti and his wife, Lisa.
McCarrick, who is a mobile care coordinator nurse for Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 19, and Swider, a mobile care coordinator nurse for AFSCME District Council 47 Health & Welfare Fund, were two of three finalists for the Community Nursing category, which recognizes nurses for their outstanding patient dedication, top-notch clinical skills, extraordinary compassion, and exceptional communication skills. McCarrick was chosen as the winner in this category.
“We love celebrating the accomplishments of our team and are incredibly proud of these three passionate nurses. They are amazing examples of patient advocates, helping individuals navigate the uncertainty of an often-complicated and frustrating healthcare system. , colleagues, and friends,” says Betty Long RN, MHA, CEO/President and Founder of Guardian Nurses Healthcare Advocates.
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