The St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation’s board of directors and the Harvey Gray Family have awarded the 2019 Carl A. Gray Memorial Award for nursing excellence. On May 8, Brittany McFarland and Donna Wright were awarded for exemplifying excellence in their nursing practice.
McFarland is a lead nurse in the Emergency Department and colleagues described her as “a true ER nurse to the core, always ready for the unexpected.” Wright is a nurse in the mother/baby unit and her colleagues said her personal bedside manner make her an outstanding nurse.
“From delivering fresh homemade bread to patients each morning to her meticulous care of our Wood River newborns, she never overlooks the details,” the foundation stated in a news release.
The Gray family established the annual award in the foundation to honor Carl A. Gray, who was an active Sun Valley Ski Club member. Other staff members awarded for their representation of St. Luke’s core values included Jason Lyman, Angela Brady and Sue Henry.