Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
VCU Health System honored 14 nurses from across the organization for awards and recognitions they’ve received from external professional nursing organizations.
On Thursday, these nurses were recognized at a ceremony and reception. This is the second year VCU Health System has hosted the event.
Diana Frye, Emergency Aviation Old Dominion EMS Alliance’s 2014 Regional Award for Nurse with Outstanding Contribution to EMS
Jane Laverne, Operating Room Governor’s Award for Nurse with Outstanding Contribution to EMS
Lauren Goodloe, Ph.D., Medical and Geriatric Nursing Virginia Nurses Foundation’s Nancy Vance Award
Kevin Brigle, Ph.D., Massey Cancer Center 2014 Oncology Nurses Society Pearl Moore’s “Making a Difference” Emerging Leader Award
Darlene Salvani, Bone Marrow Transplant Virginia Nurses Foundation’s Leadership Excellence Award for Frontline Staff Nurse
Denise Lynch, Medicine Administration VCU School of Nursing’s Outstanding Nurse Practice Award, MCV Campus
Kim Nelson, DNP, Cardiothoracic Surgery National Magnet Nurse of the Year for VCU Health System
Maureen Flattery, Heart/Lung Transplant 2014 Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners’ Founders Award
Aimee Reyes, Orthopaedics March of Dimes’ Rising Star Award
Jeanne Salyer, Ph.D., Adult Health and Nursing Systems March of Dimes’ Education/Research/Author Award
Sarah Calkins, Vascular Access Program March of Dimes’ Case Management/Employee Assistance Award
Sharon Cone, Ph.D., Newborn Intensive Care Unit March of Dimes Nursing Leadership, Clinical Award
Shirley Gibson, DNP, associate vice president of Nursing March of Dimes’ Nursing Leadership Executive
Angela Starkweather, PhD, Adult Health and Nursing Systems American Academy of Nursing Fellow
“I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to work with such outstanding, accomplished clinical nurses,” said Deb Zimmermann, DNP, chief nursing officer and vice president for Patient Care Services, VCU Health System. “Excellence begins at the point of care, and it’s with these nurses that we are able to achieve our organizational goals.”
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