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Nursing Honor Guard Recognizes Caregiver for Career Contributions

Athleen Buhrman spent her nursing career providing care for residents of nursing facilities. Now she is a resident of Brookhaven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Honor and appreciation ceremonies were recently held to recognize Athene by the Nursing Honor Guard of Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton.

The Nursing Honor Guard is comprised of volunteer nurses who conduct a ceremony to honor patients who are nurses. Dressed in traditional and historical uniforms, the Honor Guard recognizes the nurse for her commitment to caring and providing compassion to patients.

“Nursing is giving of one’s self to enhance the lives of others,” Honor Guard member Joanne Dole said in recognizing Athleen. “After raising your children, you went to nursing school to acquire your LPN degree. You spent your nursing career working in nursing facilities lovingly caring for their residents. We want to formally acknowledge your many years of service as a nurse. Know that your accomplishments can only be measured in the lives you affected through dedication and perseverance. Thank you for all ou have given to the nursing profession.”

As a nurse, Athleen served patients at Brookhaven. Her son reports that when she moved into Brookhaven Athleen told the staff “I love it. I love my coworkers. This is the best place I ever worked.”

The Nursing Honor Guard presented Athleen with a pin and ceremony thanking her for her service. “It is our honor to express our respect for you as a nurse and our gratitude for the care that you have given.”

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