Charmaine Cooke, an assistant nurse manager at The Hurlbut Nursing & Rehabilitation in Rochester, has received the 2019 Licensed Practical Nurse of the Year Award from the New York State Health Facilities Association/New York State Center for Assisted Living (NYSHFA/NYSCAL). The award was presented May 7 at an awards banquet during the association’s annual conference in Verona.
Cooke has worked at The Hurlbut Nursing & Rehabilitation for 28 years. She started as a certified nursing assistant in 1990.
According to a news release from Hurlbut, Cooke is a true example of dedication, hard work and clinical growth. She made every stride to grow in her clinical professionalism and became a licensed practical nurse in 1994. She is currently working toward getting her RN degree. Cooke has also been nominated for employee of the month multiple times.
“Charmaine has a passion for nursing and clinically empowers not only herself but empowers all staff so that they positively impact the lives of our residents,” said Kimberley Danzig, administrator of The Hurlbut Nursing & Rehabilitation. “We are proud that she has been honored with this prestigious award from NYSHFA/NYSCAL.”