February 4, 2013

SRMC Surgical Services Director Honored by March of Dimes

Sumner Regional Medical Center announced that David Wilkerson, R.N., was awarded the March of Dimes Surgical Services Nurse of the Year award for 2012.  The March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards recognizes Middle Tennessee nurses who demonstrate excellence in various aspects of the nursing profession.



Pictured: David Wilkerson, RN, winner of the March of Dimes Surgical Services Nurse of the Year award, pictured with Sumner Regional Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer Anne Melton (left) and Chief Executive Officer Susan Peach (right)



Wilkerson was nominated for the Nurse of the Year Award by his colleague, Cindy Bell.  Bell, a Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Nurse, nominated Wilkerson for his giving demeanor and fun, lively spirit.


“David is a lot of fun and he is one of the most caring people around,” said Bell.  She talked about the many mission trips Wilkerson has been on and said, “No one can match his generosity.  He is unusual in the world, not just in surgery. I have had many bosses throughout my career, but David is by far the best.” 


Wilkerson, a long-time resident of Sumner County, earned his nursing degree at Cumberland University.  He joined Sumner Regional Medical Center in 2005 and is the nursing director of the Surgical Services unit.  Wilkerson and his wife, Shelia, live in Westmoreland.



About Sumner Regional Medical Center

Sumner Regional Medical Center, a progressive, 155-bed acute care facility in Gallatin, Tenn., is the flagship hospital of HighPoint Health System.  The hospital offers a full range of diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic, women’s, rehabilitative and pediatric services and has been serving the communities of Sumner County and beyond for more than 50 years. To learn more, visit www.MySumnerMedical.com.



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