2016 West Region Nurse of the Year Elise Troske-Roberts and BrightStar Care Owner Kathy Lyons
Last week, BrightStar Care of Bellevue/Eastside hosted a special celebration to share the great news that not only was Elise Troske-Roberts nominated, but that she is a national finalist for the 2016 Nurse of the Year award. “Elise Troske-Roberts, RN is an amazing woman—and I don’t use that term lightly,” said local BrightStar Care Owner Kathy Lyons. “Not only do her 20+ years of experience include ER Triage, ICU, infusions, L&I case review, and home health case management, but she is the mother of five (yes -5-) children still at home, an avid community theater actor currently staging Romeo & Juliet, and is working on completing her course work to become an ARNP.
Yet in addition to all that, on the job at BrightStar Care she is responsible, reliable, and hands down the best of our 6-nurse infusion team here in Seattle, Washington.”
At BrightStar Care®, stories like this one are happening each and every day. To pay tribute to the specialized and tireless work of the thousands of nurses throughout our network, we honor the exceptional work of our nurses across the country through our Nurse of the Year program. Nominations come pouring in and four regional finalists are selected. After reading the wonderful nomination written on her behalf, there was no question of the impact Elise has made on her team and the clients in her care: “She serves with passion and she makes a difference. She advocates for her patients and she’s unflappable in doing so.”
As a national finalist, Elise along with the three other finalists will be recognized at BrightStar Care’s Branch Leadership Conference in Chicago, IL on Saturday, April 16 at an Award Gala and the 2016 National Nurse of the Year winner will be announced. Be sure to check out Elise's full nomination to learn more about the great work she is doing.
Best of luck, Elise, and congratulations on this wonderful accomplishment!