(CHARLOTTE, NC) – October 10th through October 16th, 2021, 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, celebrated this year’s ER Nurse Appreciation Week with plaques and recognition for the award winners. The following ER Nurses were recognized during 2021’s celebration:
Ratterree Award
Paris Lawhorn, RN
Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center
Bob Petrilli, MD Nursing Award
John Hatley, RN
Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
Dr. Timothy Lietz Team Player Award
Julie Furr, RN
Novant Health Matthews Medical Center
Beatrice Barnes Service Excellence Award
Angela Bila, RN
Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center – Pediatric Department


Ghuneim Nursing Excellence Award
Erika Melgar, RN
Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center

Congratulations to these recognized nurses who go above and beyond for their teams and for their patients. Additionally, Medical Directors recognized all nursing staff and their resilience with gift cards to thank them for their work. MEMA is proud of all the ER nurses that work hard to provide excellent care for all that come through the emergency room doors.

About Mid Atlantic Emergency Medical Associates, PLLC
Since 1976, MEMA has provided the 24/7 physician staffing for the Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center. Emergency Department and currently also provides 24/7 Emergency Department physician staffing for Novant Health Matthews Center, Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center and Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center.  MEMA is a growing independently-owned emergency medicine practice with 120 clinicians, (physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.)