Butler Health System is pleased to recognize Anne Marie Waller, RN as recipient
for the 2018 Cameos of Caring Program® Award. Ms. Waller was nominated
by her colleagues for this distinction and will be recognized at the 18th annual Cameos of Caring Program® and Awards Gala on December 1, 2018
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.
Anne Marie Waller stated, “Caring for others is not just a profession,
it’s a calling.” And a calling it was. Early in life Anne
Marie was influenced by her work with the British Red Cross. It was there
she realized her passion for helping people in need and dreamed of becoming
a nurse. In 2001 she joined Butler Health System (BHS) working as a float
pool aide while she pursued her degree in nursing.
A previous recipient of BHS Stars of Nursing Service award, Anne Marie
takes pride in her work, and in her team of compassionate colleagues.
She states “We have many critically ill patients who spend some
of their last days with us on our unit. I recall one Christmas when we
decorated the room of a dying patient with twinkle lights, paper snowflakes
and a small tree. It wasn’t much but it gave this patient a sense
of peace and comfort. The team on 5 main goes above and beyond for our
patients. We have even made a marriage possible for a dying patient.”
Bill Hildebrandt, Unit Director states “Anne Marie is a mentor and
coach for peers and students. She is an experienced and knowledgeable
resource on the unit and exemplifies what a professional nurse is and
what every nurse should strive for.”
2018 Cameos of Caring Program® Award recipients, Anne Marie Waller, RN