(CHARLOTTE, NC) – October 9 through October 15, 2022, was Emergency Room (ER) Nurse Appreciation Week. Celebrated nationally, this is a time to recognize ER nurses for their dedicated work to providing quality patient care. Mid-Atlantic Emergency Medical Associates (MEMA), who staff’s Novant’s Charlotte-area hospital emergency departments, provides and sponsors this special recognition annually.

The following ER Nurses were recognized during 2022’s celebration:

Sara H. Ratterree Award
Megan Diorio, RN
Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center

Rhonda Harrison Award for Nursing Excellence
Tammy Harris, RN
Novant Health Rowan

Dr. Timothy E. Lietz Team Player Award
Karen Geiger, RN, RN

Novant Health Matthews Medical Center

Bob Petrilli, MD Award 
Jeff Hutchins, RN
Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center

Ghuneim Award for Nursing Excellence
Philip Parson, RN

Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center

Bea Barnes Service Excellence Award
Hannah Foret, RN
Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center – Pediatric Department

Congratulations to these nurses who go above and beyond for their teams and for their patients. MEMA is proud of all the ER nurses that work hard to provide excellent care for all that come through the emergency room doors.

Tammy Harris, RN (center) received the Rhonda Harrison Award for Nursing Excellence. Pictured Rhonda Harrison and the Novant Health Medical Center ER team.

Megan Diorio, RN (center) received the Sara H. Ratterree Award. Pictured along side her husband, Daniel and some of the Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center ER Leadership.

Hannah Foret, RN received the Beatrice Barnes Service Excellence Award.

Karen Geiger, RN received the Dr. Timothy E. Lietz Team Player Award. Pictured centered with Tim Lietz, MD (right) and the Matthews Mint-Hill Emergency Leadership team.

Jeff Hutchins, RN, received the Bob Petrilli, MD Nursing Award, pictured center surrounded by Novant Huntersville Emergency Department leadership.