McKay Nominated for Health Care Worker of the Year Award
Contact: Kelli Koch
CAMBRIDGE, Ohio, July 5, 2011 – Southeastern Med is proud to announce the nomination of Michael McKay RN, BSN, CNOR, CMLSO, for this year’s Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award, presented by the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA). McKay joined nominees from 76 hospitals from across the state at a recognition dinner on June 15 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton.
“I want to extend congratulations to Mike on behalf of Southeastern Med’s Board of Directors, management, and Mike’s co-workers,” said Ray Chorey, President and CEO of Southeastern Med. “Mike has joined an elite group of healthcare providers in Ohio who are acknowledged for their commitment to their profession, their communities, and their hospitals. We are so fortunate to have him as part of our healthcare team.”
Southeastern Med nominated McKay for his 30 years of dedication and service to the medical center. McKay began his career at Southeastern Med in January of 1978. He graduated in 1977 from OU Zanesville with an associate degree in Nursing. He later earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ohio University in 1994. He also was the first nurse at Southeastern Med to become a certified for perioperative nurse (CNOR), as well as a certified medical laser safety officer (CMLSO).
“The Health Care Worker of the Year award is a great honor, and I’m so grateful for the acknowledgement,” McKay said. “I feel that this award is not only a reflection of my humble efforts over the years, but that it also comes from the high-quality patient care that all of those that I work with here at the medical center provide each and every day.”
Every Ohio hospital was invited to nominate one person for this prestigious award, created in 1996 to honor a hospital employee who demonstrates leadership, reflects the values and ideals of Ohio’s health care facilities, goes above and beyond the call of duty, gives back to the community and has overcome odds to succeed.
McKay lives in Cambridge with his wife, Debbie. They have two daughters, Kelly, an RN at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, and Heather who is employed at the Community Savings in Cambridge. Kelly is married to Bill Beckner of Byesville, and they have one daughter, Allison. McKay also works as a reporter for AVC Communications in Cambridge.