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2011 PNAGA Nightingale Awardee: Lorna Buntichai, BSN RN CWON

posted May 22, 2011, 12:34 PM by Philippine Nurses Association of Georgia
The 2011 Nightingale Award Committee has chosen Lorna Buntichai, BSN RN CWON as the recipient of the 2011 Nightingale Award.  Criteria for the award includes an active involvement in the nurse's own personal professional growth, an active role in the PNAGA and is involved with upholding the Filipino culture in community organizations.

Lorna has been the Clinician for Emory University Midtown's Wound, Ostomy & Continence Care Department since 2000.  Her role includes being a patient educator, developer of policies & procedures, lead for product selection & trials, interdisciplinary coordinator for discharge planning.  She has served as an officer of the PNAGA in various capacities since 1994, then became the PNAGA's President from 2004-2006.  She currently is a member of the PNAGA's Board of Directors.

On right: Lorna Buntichai with her husband, Pradit Buntichai

Below is an excerpt of her nomination as submitted by her colleague, Lilia Hagler:

It is my pleasure to nominate Ms Lorna Buntichai for the 2011 PNAGA Nightingale Award.

Lorna demonstrates excellence in everything she does. She is dedicated & compassionate in her profession as evidenced by her numerous awards like DAISY in 2007, and first place award in prevention of nosocomial pressure ulcer & other skin breakdown.

She is a member of the Interdisciplinary Committee that developed “Skin Sensational,”  that won first place honors in the prevention of nosocomial pressure ulcer and other skin breakdown.

In addition, she has also been awarded, “Person of the Year for Health CareVolunteer,” by PANIG in 2005 for her involvment in different community organizations.

Lorna is currently a member of the board of directors for the PNAGA & was president of the association in 2004-2006.

She is very active with the Education Committee & always exceeds expectations.