Fishermen's Community Hospital

Fishermen’s Community Hospital Names 2020 Nurse of The Year

June 3, 2020

stephanie childress headshotMarathon, FL – June 3, 2020 – Fishermen’s Community Hospital is proud to announce that Stephanie Childress, RN, CCRN, has been named the hospital’s 2020 Nurse of the Year.

Mrs. Childress demonstrates excellence in nursing by embodying Baptist Health values and going above and beyond for her patients and coworkers. She is professional, compassionate and a great asset to the hospital, say her leaders and peers. She has maintained her critical care registered nurse certification and is pursuing her emergency nurse certification.

“Mrs. Childress is a model nurse who provides safe, patient-centered care. She teaches other nurses and always makes herself available to assist in answering any questions people have with an upbeat, positive and encouraging attitude,” said Melanie O’Neill, director of Nursing Services, Multispecialty Acute Care Center of Fishermen’s Community Hospital. “This award is well-deserved in recognition of her commitment to delivering high-quality healthcare.”

When Mrs. Childress is not working in the Fishermen’s Emergency Department, you can find her working as a flight nurse with Trauma Star, working on a performance improvement project on stroke alerts to enhance protocols in the hospital’s unit or volunteering in the community.

About Fishermen’s Community Hospital
Fishermen’s Community Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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