For the third consecutive year, Modern Healthcare is proud to announce the winners of our Excellence in Nursing Awards.
Hailing from a family of physicians and nurses, Rachel Nickel has healthcare in her blood.
Phyllis Sharps has made it her life's work to improve the lives of vulnerable patient populations by addressing their community health at large and advancing the cause of minorities in the medical field, starting with her nursing students.
Although she's still relatively early in her career, Sarah Oerther has already established herself as a leader in nurse education, mentoring and activism.
In 2011, El Camino Hospital started the journey of implementing the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders program, an initiative aimed at improving geriatric care. Shortly thereafter, Dizon joined the hospital's nursing team and the program has never been the same.
Having been on the front lines as a nurse aide, Jeana Rasmussen knows what it takes to not just survive, but thrive as a caregiver.
Two years ago, Ashley Darcy-Mahoney brought her drive and passion for improving care to George Washington University. She's been at the forefront of studying the impact of poverty on childhood health outcomes as well as how a child's environment affects learning.
Although she's only been at Hackensack University Medical Center since 2014, April Camiling already serves as a role model and mentor for many of her peers.
Moya Peterson has been on a mission to help patients with Down syndrome live full and independent lives.
Kathey Avery has made it her mission to improve the health and well-being among underserved and uninsured African-Americans in the Asheville area of North Carolina, including all of Buncombe County.
As chief nursing officer of Akron (Ohio) Children's Hospital, the largest academic pediatric hospital in the state, Lisa Aurilio knew that if her staff better reflected the patients served, care would also be improved.
After finding that more than a quarter of premature babies delivered in the regional neonatal intensive-care unit at Sparrow Health System in 2013 developed some degree of intraventricular hemorrhage, the nurses and neonatologists set out to eliminate IVH entirely.