Dec. 2, 2022
Oswego County Senior LPN Tina Bourgeois is likely one of the recipients of the 2022 Rural Well being Champion of the Yr Award. The distinction acknowledges Bourgeois for her demonstrated management and advocation on behalf of Oswego County well being suppliers and residents.
“We’re thrilled that Tina is the recipient of this award, as she is a real Rural Well being Champion,” mentioned Oswego County Interim Public Well being Director Vera Dunsmoor. “Tina has had a profound affect on Oswego County. She is devoted to bettering the well being and lives of residents and has a ardour for public well being that’s unmatched. We’re glad to see her obtain this recognition.”
Co-workers who nominated Bourgeois for the award describe her as somebody who “supplies a breath of recent air” to the division together with her high-energy supply of providers and means of interacting with colleagues. Her repute amongst her friends and neighborhood members has made her well being care providers in excessive demand through the years, with households particularly requesting her for appointments.
Bourgeois acquired 184 votes from her nomination, however her work has benefited 1000’s of county residents. For greater than 30 years, she has labored full-time for the Oswego County Well being Division, investigating communicable illnesses, administering vaccines and helping at STD and HIV clinics. The senior LPN has even visited sufferers at house.
Based on her friends, Bourgeois delivers wanted vaccines at a lightning velocity. She retains observe of hectic vaccine schedules and might soothe and coax reluctant kids forward of their photographs. Different members of the well being division mentioned that it could be a problem to discover a county resident that has not had a member of the family, buddy, or themselves vaccinated by Bourgeois. After greater than three a long time of service, Bourgeois plans to retire subsequent March.
“It was an honor to current Tina as one of many 2022 Rural Well being Champions,” mentioned H&N Director of Operations for Oswego County Alternatives Leanna Cleveland. “Tina’s tenure with the OCHD is inspiring and embodies all that the Rural Well being Champion award seeks to acknowledge. I thank Tina for all she has achieved to enhance the well being and well-being of Oswego County residents.”
For extra details about the Oswego County Well being Division, go to https://well being.oswegocounty.com or name 315-349-3545. For extra details about the Rural Well being Community of Oswego County, go to https://www.oco.org/providers/well being/rural-health-network/.
BOURGEOIS RECOGNIZED WITH AWARD – The Rural Well being Community of Oswego County acknowledged Tina Bourgeois, senior LPN with the Oswego County Well being Division, with its 2022 Rural Well being Champion of the Yr Award. Nominated for the award by her colleagues, Bourgeois acquired 184 votes. Pictured seated from left are Jeanne King; Bourgeois; Jennifer Purtell; and Jodi Martin. Pictured standing from left are Will Beaudry; Betty Dunsmoor, Linda Kilger, Meghan Tice; Haley Donhauser; Debbi Murray; Jennifer DiGregorio; Patricia Owens; Diane Oldenburg and Hilary Wilton.