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About the Excellence in Nursing Awards

January 13, 2017

The nation's 3 million-plus nurses face unprecedented challenges in 2017. They are on the front lines of a healthcare system that is under tremendous pressure.

Recovering at home

Recovering at home

By Shelby Livingston  |  January 13, 2017

To improve surgical outcomes, save costs and enhance patient satisfaction, Atrius Health nurses launched a program to ensure most joint replacement patients recovered from surgery in their own homes rather than in costly skilled-nursing facilities.

Reaching out to underserved communities

Reaching out to underserved communities

By Maria Castellucci  |  January 13, 2017

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.

Fighting to reduce brain injuries in premature babies

Fighting to reduce brain injuries in premature babies

By Shelby Livingston  |  January 13, 2017

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.

Front-line nurses lead charge to standardize inpatient care

Front-line nurses lead charge to standardize inpatient care

By Shelby Livingston  |  January 13, 2017

A team of front-line nurses at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, along with physicians and other staff, designed and implemented a standardized inpatient-care model that focused on strong unit leadership and collaboration among nurses and physicians at three Jefferson hospitals.

Rising Star: Emily Torres

Rising Star: Emily Torres

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 13, 2017

Now a nurse manager, Torres in 2010 was one of UC Davis Medical Center's founding Quality and Safety Champions, given the mission of improving patient safety and outcomes by reducing ventilator-associated pneumonia.

Rising Star: Danielle Marcello

Rising Star: Danielle Marcello

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 13, 2017

As interim nurse manager of the inpatient and outpatient pediatric departments at Goryeb Children's Hospital at Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center, Marcello has focused on improving patient-care standards within the hospitals.

Rising Star: Brandon

Rising Star: Brandon "Kit" Bredimus

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 13, 2017

As director of emergency services at Midland (Texas) Memorial Hospital, Bredimus has worked to build a culture of teamwork and ownership among caregivers in the hospital's emergency department.

Rising Star: Amanda Bailey

Rising Star: Amanda Bailey

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 13, 2017

As a clinical manager at Mercy Home Health in Philadelphia, Bailey serves on the high-risk patient council at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital along with physicians and other caregivers to assess high-risk patients being discharged to Mercy Home Health.

Rising Star: William Rosa

Rising Star: William Rosa

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 13, 2017

Currently a palliative medicine fellow at Sloan Kettering, Rosa recently participated in a value/quality improvement project at NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, through the American Association of Critical Care Nurses CSI Academy.

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