OLEAN, NY – Heidi Coats, RN, clinical coordinator, quality measures, received the third quarter Nightingale Award at Olean General Hospital.

Coats has been a nurse at OGH since 2006. She’s worked in the intensive care unit  as a documentation specialist and clinical coordinator. 

Her nomination included accolades from several physicians including one who said “Heidi is an exceptional nurse; she would most definitely make Florence Nightingale proud.”

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She always looks for ways to improve a situation by evaluating what she can do better. Her impressive clinical skills as well as her intuitive sense of rapidly identifying and responding to patients in need, are praiseworthy attributes. She never has to be reminded to be patient-centered, as that is just who she is” they added. 

The Nightingale Award is a quarterly recognition of nursing excellence determined by nominations from the medical staff at OGH.

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