Heritage Hall is pleased to announce that School Nurse Jenny Campbell, RN, has received the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year – Managed Care award. The March of Dimes celebrated the nursing profession by recognizing extraordinary nurses throughout the community at its virtual Nurse of the Year Gala on October 1.
Heritage Hall Vice-President Genifer Ring noted Campbell’s willingness to step in wherever and whenever needed to benefit the health and safety of the entire Heritage Hall community.
“Jenny’s singular focus is caring for the health and safety of all Chargers,” Ring stated. “Whether she is comforting a kindergartener with a skinned knee, collaborating with school leaders on wellness programs, working with the School’s food service provider on safe options for students with food allergies, or strategizing with software vendors to standardize the School’s medical forms, Jenny is approachable, kind, professional, and knowledgeable,” Ring observed.
Since last March, Campbell has played a key role in the School’s COVID-19 response. As co-chair of the Heritage Hall Risk Mitigation Task Force and Contact Tracing Team, Campbell helped to create a plan for a safe return to campus in August through effective COVID policies and protocols.
“Jenny’s work ethic, passion for her field, and dedication to her family, friends, and colleagues – evident since the day she arrived on campus – have been amplified since the onset of the pandemic. We are fortunate to have Jenny as part of our team,” stated Campbell’s supervisor, Jay Freeman, Director of Campus Operations and Security.
Heritage Hall patron Lara Gaston nominated Campbell, writing, “Nurse Jenny plants seeds for research and study, and leads with compassion to empower students to help others. While every student who attends Heritage Hall may not become an amazing nurse, because of Nurse Jenny, every one of them will know that nurses are knowledgeable, dedicated people who care about and fight for their health. I’m so grateful that she chose to be a nurse and that she is present in the lives of my children.”
Upon receiving the award, Campbell stated, “I am so honored to have been nominated and subsequently chosen for this award. I am part of a great team who inspires me every day, and a community that has always made me feel loved, supported, and appreciated. Thank you!"