Local Registered Nurse Honored with Prestigious Leadership Award

“Bryce always finds a way to make people smile. He nurtures – like a big brother to many of his peers. He is their greatest team player’

A local registered nurse who “always finds a way to make people smile” is the recipient of the 2022 Leslie Burt-Manary Leadership Award.

Bryce Cherry, “an incredible leader,” was surrounded by his peers from the inpatient surgery department when the award was announced and presented.

Bryce has been an RN in inpatient surgery for most of his 18-year career, a North Bay Regional Hospital press release says.

“He is a natural leader, who always presents himself as a mentor. He goes out of his way to provide feedback and encourages others to give their best. He is patient and is the go-to person for new and more experienced employees. , to ask questions or get help when learning new skills, helping to build confidence. Works with co-workers through problems and encourages them to think creatively. critical to reaching their full potential.

Often a unit leader on nights and weekends, Bryce makes sure everyone on the team is comfortable and not overwhelmed, according to the statement. He makes contact with the team and also participates in patient care, even when he is “on the desk”. He is an advocate for the patients and the unit so that she has the best working environment and collegiality possible. It goes above and beyond in so many ways; take the time to answer questions thoroughly and provide positive feedback to patients and staff.

“He nurtures – like a big brother to many of his peers. He is their greatest team player,” the statement added.

The award honors Leslie Burt-Manary, a dedicated nurse who died of cancer in 2017. To celebrate Leslie’s life, her mother established an endowment fund and award as a lasting legacy to celebrate nursing leadership , which offers an annual grant for professional development.

“This award is an important part of our celebration of Nurses Week,” says Joanne Laplante, Chief Nursing Officer. “It showcases the qualities of nurses, their knowledge, skills, compassion and dedication to patient care, no matter the circumstances oriented.”

“The endowment and scholarship are a meaningful way to remember the impact Leslie has had on motivating others to continue their education and aspire to become the best nurses they can be,” said Tammy Morison, president of the NBRHC Foundation.

Burt-Manary was born in France in 1959 and graduated as a Registered Nurse from Canadore College in North Bay in 1979. She began working at the old Civic Hospital in 1987 and continued her career at CRSNB.

“Leslie loved being a nurse and often said, ‘It’s not just what I do, it’s who I am.’ said her mother, Pauline Burt. “Leslie had a positive outlook on life and shared her cancer experience on social media in hopes of demystifying the journey and helping others. accompanied throughout his illness”,

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