Nursing Supervisor from Bayshore Home Health's Chatham branch elected to Council of the College of Nurses of Ontario
Mississauga, ON, Sept. 21, 2010 – Bayshore Home Health is pleased to announce that Nursing Supervisor Monica Seawright, RPN, from its Chatham, Ont. branch, has been elected to the Council of the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) as vice-president.
The Council establishes the strategic direction for nursing self-regulation and sets policies that support the 150,000 nurses regulated by the CNO. To be considered for the Council, candidates must submit a detailed nomination form and stand for election at the annual meeting of the CNO.
"I am proud to be a member of a profession that emphasizes honesty, integrity and accountability – a profession which promotes excellence and collaboration not only in nursing practice, but intra-professionally," says Seawright. "I am honored to have been elected to serve."
Seawright has participated on committees of the CNO and its Council since 2003. She is a past president of both the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario and Practical Nurses Canada.
Seawright has worked in the health care sector for over 18 years, including eight years of surgical nursing experience. She joined Bayshore in 2008 as nursing supervisor at the Chatham branch and is currently its health and safety chairperson. Seawright participates in a number of local committees, including Elder Abuse and Dementia Network, where she is helping to draft a guide to assist clients and caregivers of those living with dementia.
"Monica has an incredible commitment to the nursing profession and, through previous roles on committees, a deep knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of the College of Nurses of Ontario. We are extremely proud of her election to the Council," says Carol Markham, Area Director of Bayshore's Chatham branch. "Monica is extremely active in the community and has taught the personal support worker course – which have allowed her to empathize, understand and relate to the challenges of personal support workers in the field. She is a tremendous asset to our organization."
In addition to her full time role with Bayshore and her Council, committee and community responsibilities, Seawright works with the Surgical Inpatient Unit at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.
About Bayshore Home Health
Bayshore Home Health has been enhancing the quality of life, dignity and independence of Canadians in their homes since 1966. Canadian owned and operated, it is the country's largest provider of home and community health care services, with more than 50 home care offices, 20 community care clinics.. Its core services are in-home nursing, personal care and home support – which can be purchased directly by individuals and also accessed through government care programs, personal and group insurance plans and workplace safety insurance. Its caregivers deliver care to more than 70,000 clients annually. It also provides nurse/caregiver staffing services, health education programs and treatments in its dialysis centres. Its subsidiary, Bayshore Specialty Rx, offers infusion pharmacy, infusion clinic and pharmaceutical support services to a variety of health care and pharmaceutical organizations.
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