Do you know an inspiring and innovative nurse leader? Nominations for Modern Healthcare's inaugural Excellence in Nursing Awards are now underway.
Some 3 million nurses work in community hospitals, doctors' offices, retail clinics and in the C-suites of the nation's largest health systems. These highly trained professionals innovate, lead and serve on the job every day. These new awards are designed to recognize their contributions. The program is being conducted in partnership with the Lillian Carter Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility at the Emory University School of Nursing in Atlanta. One of the new awards will honor Lillian Carter's life and work.
Awards will be presented in three categories:
- Staff nurses—floor or department leaders who have found the time to provide inspiration and innovation as they deliver day-to-day care.
- Senior-level nurse administrators who have developed programs or initiatives that improve the quality of healthcare delivery.
- The Lillian Carter Exemplary Acts in Nursing Award will honor a nurse or nursing program that in the past year has engaged in extraordinary acts of providing healthcare in areas of special need, either domestically or globally. The award is named after President Jimmy Carter's late mother, affectionately known as Miss Lillian, who worked in community hospitals and nursing homes before, late in her career, joining the Peace Corps to extend that service around the world.