Nurse Ramona Nicholas goes the extra mile for Mon Health Medical Center patients
As a middle schooler, Ramona Nicholas, RN, chose her career path when she read about Florence Nightingale – the founder of modern nursing.
Decades later, she’s cared for patients across her home state, eventually landing on the Medicine Unit at Mon Health Medical Center.
Her nursing career started in 1980 with a nursing degree from Salem University, formerly known as Salem College. In a career that spans nearly four decades, Ramona has worked in healthcare facilities in Morgantown, Bridgeport, Charleston, and Huntington supporting everything from trauma units to general inpatient departments.
“Nursing is tough. It’s not a bed of roses, but after every long day and taking care of people in your community, you come out smelling like a rose,” Ramona said. “I was made to help others, and being a nurse is so special to me.”
Ramona said working with her co-workers in her unit and others at the hospital is like working with family.
“We’re family here,” she said. “Everyone works together to provide high-quality care for patients.”
Ramona was named the March 2019 Mon Health Medical Center Cardinal Award winner for exemplifying Mon Health’s mission, vision, and values. Her peers nominated her for always going the extra mile, leading by example and providing her best care to patients.
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