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2019 Nurse of Excellence Award

Joe Thon




Congratulations to Joe Thon, RN the recipient of the 2019 Nurse Excellence Award. He was selected by his peers for his outstanding leadership and service as a registered nurse. An 11 year employee, Joe works in the recovery room. His collective knowledge, calm demeanor, leadership, experience, and sense of humor shine on a daily basis. He is always willing to stay late or flex his shift to accommodate daily patient care census needs. Joe goes above and beyond in every capacity from bedside care of patients and families, to helping co-workers.

Here are a few words his co-workers shared when asked about him:

 “When you think of nursing a symbol and icon that represents our profession Joe definitely shines with his overall qualities and characteristics. Joe would truly give the shirt off his back for any of his patients and co-workers. I am so honored to work with Joe. The patients he cares for feel so comfortable, calm, and know they are in capable hands.”

Joe exemplifies the best in the nursing profession and mission and values of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.