TriStar Health
October 20, 2021

The TriStar Hendersonville Nurse Excellence Award is presented quarterly to recognize an individual nurse that demonstrates multiple characteristics that exemplify the Excellent Nurse. This nurse serves as a role model that others want to emulate. Nominees can be submitted by anyone that desires to recognize an exemplary nurse, with the winner chosen by the Nursing Professional Practice Council.

Chief Nursing Officer Lisa Hochstetler and Chief Executive Officer Justin Coury recognized Emergency Room nurse Kristy Reis with the hospital’s second quarter recognition based on the multiple nominations submitted on her behalf.  As she was presented with the award, Hochstetler shared with Reis some of the comments taken from the nominations:

  • Kristy involves patients in decision-making about their care
  • She understands the importance of teamwork
  • She takes all new staff under her wing
  • Kristy is proficiently able to work in all areas of the ED
  • Physicians trust her judgement
  • She is non-judgmental toward patients and co-workers
  • Kristy is continually educating herself and others in the latest evidenced-based care practices

Hochstetler and TriStar Hendersonville CEO Justin Coury surprised Reis in the Emergency Department during a recent shift to recognize her with the award in front of her colleagues.

Pictured (left to right):  CNO Lisa Hochstetler, ER Nurse Kristy Reis, CEO Justin Coury