Cathy Arrington, RN, nurse educator in Education Services for West Georgia Health, was selected as the recipient of the 2014 Mary Lynn Faress Award.
The nursing award is presented each year to a WGH nurse and LaGrange College graduate who exemplifies the ideals of personal and professional integrity demonstrated by long-time Chief Nursing Officer Mary Lynn Faress, who retired from West Georgia Health in 2002.
Arrington began her career at WGH in 1994, where she has served new mothers in Labor and Delivery, staff and physicians, new employees, students and nursing school faculty.
“Her actions display the essence of nursing — always showing compassion to coworkers, students and all she comes in contact with,” said Education Manager Shannon Shelton. “Her moral and ethical behavior is the same inside and outside the organization.”
Arrington was honored and surprised to be recognized for the award, one that shows the great value Arrington holds as a nurse at WGH.
“It was truly a honor to be recognized to receive such a prestigious award. In my eyes this has always been the top nursing award as a LaGrange College Nursing graduate and a West Georgia Health employee,” Arrington said. “I have always had such a great respect for Mary Lynn Faress and the great role model as a nurse she has set for all of us to follow and aspire to be.”