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CGH Recognizes Sunshine Award Winner Amanda Fortune, CNA

Hospital news | Thursday, July 30, 2020

Contact: Rebecca Green

Amanda Fortune, a certified nursing assistant (CNA) Float with CGH Medical Center, was recently recognized as a recipient of the Sunshine Award for extraordinary service. The Sunshine Award was created to honor and recognize outstanding service and compassionate care by those in non-nursing roles, such as CNA’s, CMA’s, or CMT’s

“I spent ten hours at CGH and Amanda was my CNA a majority of that time,” said the nominator. “When my sister and niece arrived, my niece had a hard time staying occupied, but she absolutely loved Amanda. She showed my niece pictures of puppies and kittens and even her favorite - Paw Patrol characters. Her face just lit up every time she saw a new picture.”

“I know it may have been a small gesture,” the nominator continued, “but it meant a lot to my family, especially during such a scary time for me. Thank you, Amanda, for opening your heart to my beautiful goddaughter and talking me through those first scary hours.”

Other CGH nurses nominated by our patients this quarter for the Sunshine award included: Allie Lyons, CNA; Shandi Armstrong, CNA; and Elizabeth Kalas, MA. If you would like to submit a nomination for extraordinary service that you or a family member have received at CGH Medical Center by a staff member in a non-nursing role, please visit