Snider Receives 2012 Excellence in Nursing Award


Wytheville, Virginia
– Rebecca Call Snider, RN, BSN, ADN, Director of Surgical Services (Inpatient and Outpatient Surgery) and the Extended Care Unit was awarded the Professional Excellence in Nursing Award for 2012 by Dr. Beth Taylor, Wythe County Community Hospital Chief of Staff.

This award demonstrates exemplary service and dedication to excellence.  Recipients epitomize leadership, talent, innovation, commitment, and outstanding outcomes. They are nominated by their peers and selected by a committee of Wythe County Community Hospital leaders.

During the past 20 years, Becky has held several different positions at WCCH.  She started her career when she was only 16 years old and worked fulltime and part-time while she started her nursing career in 2003.  She came to her current position as Assistant Director in the Operating Room where she worked for seven years.  She has incorporated her knowledge and experience as a staff nurse and charge nurse and information system coordinator to provide excellent care for the patients she serves.

Tim Bess, Chief Executive Officer says "Her excellent leadership is exemplified as a volunteer for the community of Rural Retreat where she lives.  She volunteers for the Rural Retreat Wrestling Club to support her two sons.  She also participates with the March of Dimes team at the hospital."

Becky states, “I am so grateful to have been chosen to receive this award.  I was inspired by my grandmother, June Cardwell, RN to become a nurse.  She was also a nursing director years ago for WCCH and received this same award.  This is such an honor for me and I thank everyone involved.”

Becky has worked on projects such as the Quiet Campaign for inpatient satisfaction, she leads the Pediatric Safety Task Force, and she assisted in the Meditech Health Information conversion building the Operating Room module.   She continually challenges herself and others to grow in their profession.  Her focus continues to be on providing excellent patient care to the communities the hospital serves.

Theresa Dix, Chief Nursing Officer, says, “Becky is always helpful with everything that she does, consistently willing to jump in when someone needs a hand, and ready with encouraging words. She's always there to answer any questions that anyone has. She's just a great person to work with, fun to be around, and an overall amazing nurse to work with.”

Becky resides in Rural Retreat with her husband Shane and their three children, Dakota, Caleb and Lyndsey.  

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