Leamington Nurse Receives Award

Registered Practical Nurse at Leamington District Memorial Hospital Eva Lewis accepts the Lois A. Fairley award for nursing excellence, April 23, 2014. (Photo by Mike Vlasveld)

Eva Lewis is the recipient of this year’s Registered Nurse Association of Ontario Lois A. Fairley Community Service Award.

In seven years of this award being handed out, Lewis is the first registered practical nurse and first nurse from Leamington District Memorial Hospital to win.

After 43-years on the job, Lewis says she isn’t even thinking about retirement. “I love what I do. It has enriched my life. I love to help people, and when you establish a mutual trust and respect (with patients), it’s really a big thing. I am really happy to be able to do that.”

Community members nominate a local nurse for this award each year. John Fairley, who’s mother the award is named after, says Lewis received the most nominations this year than anyone has ever had over the last seven years.