Victoria, B.C. The Rotary Club of Victoria has honored two Royal Jubilee Hospital Nurses with the highest honor Rotary makes to non-Rotarians.
President Denis Paré and Past President Gerald Pash of the Victoria Rotary Club, accompanied by Rotary District Governor elect Lorna Curtis presented the pair with a medallion and certificate appointing them as Paul Harris Fellows.
Clinical Nurse Leaders, Stephanie Smith and Cara Webb were pivotal in standing up the COVID unit at Royal Jubilee Hospital. The pair were nominated by their colleague nurses and the medical staff. Cara Webb is described as “best in the business” who has developed new resources for student nurses and mentorship programs for new graduates. Stephanie Smith was lauded for her “can do attitude” and natural leadership.
Paul Harris Fellow recipients are usually Rotarians but on rare occasions non-Rotarians may be recognized for their outstanding contributions, exemplifying the highest ideal in Rotary in placing “Service Above Self.” The recognition is named after Rotary’s founder.
The two nurses join a remarkable company of people throughout the world, all recognized for their commitment to ‘Service Above Self’ to benefit local and international communities.