DOWAGIAC, MI – They are among the superheroes who don’t wear capes.
Gwendolyn Finney, MA, BSN, RN, CCM, CLCN, and Holly McDonald, RN-BC, were recognized at the annual Friends of Borgess Nursing (FOBN) Endowment Fund Awards Dinner Tuesday, May 7, at the Fetzer Center on the campus of Western Michigan University. The dinner celebration saluted the nurses who do heroic deeds every day by honoring recipients of the Rising Star Award, Excellence in Clinical Practice Awards, Nursing Leadership Awards, Sisters of St. Joseph Legacy Award and Friends of Borgess Nursing Certification Grants.
Finney received a 2013 Friends of Borgess Nursing Certification Grant. She joined Borgess-Lee at the age of 16 as a medical secretary and later became a phlebotomist. She is currently the hospital’s Utilization Review Case Management and is experienced in the Occupational (Factory) setting, Lead Nurse/Supervisory in the Clinic setting, and other nursing practices.
Finney received a dual bachelor’s degree in nursing and community/social services from Siena Heights University, and a MA in Organizational Leadership, also from Siena Heights. She also has completed an Executive Management Certificate Course from the University of Notre Name. Finney is Board Certified for Certified Case Management (CCM), and has also attained Board Certification for Legal Nursing (CLNC).
McDonald is one of three Borgess Health nurses to receive the Excellence in Clinical Practice 1 Award. She joined Borgess-Lee as a floor RN on the Medical Surgical Telemetry unit in March 2010 and is currently a charge nurse. McDonald also serves in a training and “super user” role for the hospital’s electronic medical record system.
In February this year, McDonald attained the Medical Surgical Certification through the American Nursing Credentialing Center. She graduated in December 2009 from Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac.
Photo caption #1 (left to right): Paul Spaude, President & CEO, Borgess Health, Holly McDonald, RN-BC, Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital; Carol Howland, MSN, RN, CNE, BC, Interim Chief Nursing Officer, Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital
Photo caption #2 (left to right): Paul Spaude, President & CEO, Borgess Health, Gwendolyn Finney, MS, BSN, RN, CCM, CLCN, Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital; Carol Howland, MSN, RN, CNE, BC, Interim Chief Nursing Officer, Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital