September 25, 2017

Nanticoke Health Services is pleased to announce that John “Jack” Jones, RN, has been named Nurse of the Month for September 2017.

Jack began his career at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital (NMH) in March 2015 as an orthopedic RN in the Specialty Surgical Unit (SSU). In 2001, Jack graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with a minor in Religious Studies. He helped create a philosophy discussion program at Eastern Correctional Institution (ECI) that continues today as an accredited course through Salisbury University.  In 2003 the ECI Prison Program received the Distinguished Honor Award by the Maryland Association for Higher Education. He continued on with his education and earned his Associate RN degree from Delaware Technical Community College in 2014.

During his time in SSU, Jack has used his knowledge and clinical skills to precept new hires and fill in as Relief Charge Nurse. He goes above and beyond to make the patient experience the best it can be. His director noted that he is “a diverse and educated young man with a wonderful heart to help others.” Jack is well-liked and is considered part of the SSU “family.”

Outside of his daily duties, Jack participates on both the Delaware Ethics Committee and NMH Ethics Committee. He is also very involved with Nanticoke’s Orthopedic Team, Education Team and has participated in the past on the Employee Engagement Committee. Jack is dedicated to SSU and Nanticoke, and is truly an asset to the healthcare profession.

During his free time, Jack enjoys classic adventure films such as “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” and enjoys English literature, his favorite book  of all time being “The Catcher in the Rye”, a 1951 novel by J.D. Salinger.

 Nanticoke appreciates all of Jack’s hard work and dedication. Please join us in congratulating him as Nurse of the Month for September 2017!

Nanticoke Health Services includes Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, the Nanticoke Physician Network and the Nanticoke Health Foundation. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital was the first hospital on Delmarva to receive a 4-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and is the only hospital in Delaware and Maryland to be nationally recognized by Healthgrades with both the Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ and the Patient Safety Excellence Award™. Nanticoke holds a Level III Trauma Center certification, is nationally certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center, and is a Gold Plus Award performer according to the American Heart/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® program. Nanticoke’s Cancer Care Services holds Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and is a member of the Association of Community Cancer Centers. Nanticoke’s medical staff includes over 160 health care providers practicing in 40 different specialties including the 45 providers employed within the Nanticoke Physician Network.