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Gettysburg Hospital Pediatric Nurse Alison Arrowood wins Nightingale Award

Click here to see Arrowood’s introduction at the awards ceremony.

Along with two other winners from across the state, Gettysburg resident Alison Arrowood, RN, Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse, EMT Paramedic, and Nursing Operations Director at WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, was announced at a virtual gala on Oct. 22 as the Nightingale Award winner in the Nursing Administration – Executive category.

Arrowood oversees the emergency department at the hospital. She was hailed as a “visionary leader with a persistent focus on the mission of excellence in patient and family care.”

Arrowood led many important changes during the initial COVID crisis at the hospital. She is the mother of two children, a grandmother, and tends a small goat farm in her spare time.

“These nurses have demonstrated a commitment to their patients and fellow staff,” said Kris O’Shea, senior vice president and chief nursing executive. “We are proud of all three of our nurses who were named finalists.”

The Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania is a statewide, philanthropic organization that aims to create, cultivate, and support environments where professional nursing achievements are valued. Nightingale’s volunteer board and committees utilize gifts, donations, and annual gala proceeds to recognize excellence in a wide variety of nursing career paths, and financially contributes to the continuing education of nurses throughout Pennsylvania.

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Charles Stangor is Gettysburg Connection's Publisher and Editor in Chief.

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