Butler Health System is pleased to recognize Lindsay Kimmel and Lisa Johnson
as recipients for the 2017 Cameos of Caring Program® Award. Both were
nominated by their colleagues for this distinction and will be recognized at the 17th annual Cameos of Caring Program® and Awards Gala on November 5, 2017
at the David L. Lawrence Convention center in Pittsburgh, PA.
The Cameos of Caring Program® and Awards Gala was created in 1999 to
honor exceptional bedside nurses. The goals of the program are to honor
outstanding nurses, increase public awareness of the nursing profession
and help recruit the next generation of nurses.
Kimmel is a Registered Nurse in the Behavioral Health Department. She graduated
from Butler County Community College and has been employed at Butler Health
System since 2015.
Kimmel is a preceptor for Behavioral Health, a mentor for the Butler County
Community College 105 Mentoring program and acts as a charge nurse on
the Behavioral Health Department.
Lindsay also serves as a preceptor for new hires, a mentor for students
enrolled in the Butler County Community College nursing program, and an
inspiration to her team of colleagues. Her positive attitude and can do
approach is contagious. “Lindsay is the entire package of a professional,
compassionate and ethical RN. Lindsay is the person I want to be someday.”
- Amy Hammonds, Director of Behavioral Health.
Johnston RN, BSN, CM is a Case Management Access Nurse in the Emergency
Department at Butler Health System and has been employed Butler Health
System since 1986. Johnson graduated from Slippery Rock University and
is certified in Case Management.
Lisa’s knowledge, resourcefulness, and collaboration efforts with
physicians, payers, community resources, and colleagues support medically
appropriate, cost-efficient levels of care resulted in a positive change
in the area of re-admissions and Lisa was the recipient of the Case Manager
of The Year award in 2013 for “making a positive difference”.
BHS Nurses Honored in Cameos of Caring®Program
Many families have found the strength to make it through difficult situations,
no doubt from Lisa’s actions. “She has hugged the father of
a dying child as though it was her own, comforted the children of a dying
woman as though it was her own mother, and cared for the staff in the
midst of difficult situations as though they were her own siblings. Compassion
and caring of this degree is something so rare and exceptional.”
- Carissa Emrick, Director of Emergency Services.
Over 750 nurses have been honored since the inception of the program.
2017 Cameos of Caring Program® Award recipients, Lindsay Kimmel and