Susan Kramer, RN, BSN, LSN was awarded the 10 Top Nurses for 2022 in Northeast Ohio! Susan was nominated by Laurel School, where she worked for 21 years, and chosen out of 165 nominations from a voting review board sponsored by The Plain Dealer and cleveland.com. Laurel School wrote this about her:
From allergic reactions to icing boo-boos, Nurse Susan Kramer has shown 21 years of dedication to the safety and health of Laurel School students, faculty, and staff.
In 2010, she was recognized for her work in establishing a diabetes protocol allowing students to manage their disease safely at school. Part of this protocol is ensuring faculty are trained and knowledgeable about the children in their care. Because of this, there was an award established in her name by two Laurel Parents called the “Susan Kramer Award for Excellence in School Nursing” by the Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland. In 2019, she was elected as Vice President of the Ohio Association of School Nurses by its membership party.
In the Spring of 2020, Nurse Kramer’s job became infinitely more complex. Her calm, thoughtful and thorough dedication to the health of the Laurel community was instrumental in moving the school through the pandemic safely. For this, Nurse Kramer received the Above and Beyond Award at Laurel for her "unflappable, smart, wise, calm" mission to keep COVID-19 far from Laurel.
Nurse Kramer has shown constant commitment to the safety of the Laurel community. There is no better nurse more deserving of the Top Nurses Award!
Susan was featured in Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer and pictured at the Top Nurses Award Ceremony on September 22, 2022 at the Music Box.
Susan wrote, "School nursing is the single best job in the world. Watching her students grow and mature has been one of the greatest joys of her life."
Congratulations to the other school nurses who were also nominated:
Jenny Kucera, LPN- Broadmoor School
Sharon Pickett, RN, BSN- St. Mark School
Lisa Werner, RN- Brunswick City School District