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Akron General Hosptial namesWalsh University Student is 2014 Outstanding Student Nurse of the Year

4/17/2014 - 6:58 AM PST

Catholic PRWire

NORTH CANTON, OH (April 17, 2014) - Walsh University nursing student Jule Sarachman was recently honored as a 2014 Outstanding Student Nurse at the Akron General Medical Center, Innovations in Cardiovascular Nursing, 21st Annual Denise Carrabine, RN, Memorial Lecture. A Walsh senior in the Byers School of Nursing, Sarachman was one of only two students honored for excellence in clinical skills and compassion for patients and their families.

In her nomination of Jule Sarachman, Akron General, Medical Surgical Unit Director of Nursing/Patient Services Bonnie Gardner described the Walsh University student as an enthusiastic nurse tech with a great work ethic. "When she comes on the unit, you can see how excited she is to take care of patients and do her job. She is a great team player. Jule is kind and caring to our patients. The nurses on the unit describe her as 'someone who anticipates our needs.' She is going to make a great RN."

Dr. Tim Carrabine established the annual award for outstanding student nurses in honor of his late wife Denise Carrabine's love of learning. Denise was a nurse who worked at Akron General in the Coronary Care Unit. Each year, the Denise Carrabine Innovations in Cardiovascular Nursing Memorial Lecture Committee honors an Outstanding Mentor and an Outstanding Student during the luncheon.

"The faculty and administrators of the Byers School of Nursing are extremely proud of Jule," said Dean Linda Linc, PhD, Byers School of Nursing. "She demonstrates a true dedication to the nursing profession and provides compassionate care to her patients. She embodies all of the qualities and characteristics one would hope to find in a professional nurse."

Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit health care organization that has been improving the health and lives of the people and communities it serves since 1914. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 532-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, the area's largest provider of rehabilitation services; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group, the Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Lodi Community Hospital, Community Health Centers and other companies; Akron General Community Health Ventures, which includes Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates; and Akron General Foundation. Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Akron General Medical Center as the fifth best hospital in Ohio. In 2013, the American Nurses Association bestowed the prestigious "Magnet" status on the more that 1,000 nurses from Akron General Medical Center, Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute and the Health System's Health & Wellness Centers. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit

Walsh University is an independent, co-educational Catholic liberal arts and sciences institution that promotes academic excellence and diversity and provides close faculty-student interaction. It is dedicated to teaching its nearly 3,000 students from 15 states and 31 countries to become leaders in service to others through a values-based education with an international perspective in the Judeo-Christian tradition.


Walsh University  OH, 44720 US
Kelly A Campbell - Director of University Relations,  330.490.7296


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