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Rising star: Rachel Nickel

Rising star: Rachel Nickel

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 13, 2018

Hailing from a family of physicians and nurses, Rachel Nickel has healthcare in her blood.

A mission to serve communities in need

A mission to serve communities in need

By Valerie Lapointe  |  January 13, 2018

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.

Rising star: Sarah Oerther

Rising star: Sarah Oerther

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 13, 2018

Although she's still relatively early in her career, Sarah Oerther has already established herself as a leader in nurse education, mentoring and activism.

Rising star: Mae Dizon

Rising star: Mae Dizon

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 13, 2018

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.

Rising star: Jeana Rasmussen

Rising star: Jeana Rasmussen

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 13, 2018

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.

Rising star: Ashley Darcy-Mahoney

Rising star: Ashley Darcy-Mahoney

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 13, 2018

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.

Rising star: April Camiling

Rising star: April Camiling

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 13, 2018

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.

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.

Improving patient care by enhancing diversity

Improving patient care by enhancing diversity

By Maria Castellucci  |  January 13, 2017

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.

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.

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