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Five Nurses at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Receive Awards

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Five registered nurses at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center received The Great 100 award during a ceremony held in Greensboro on Oct. 7.

The recipients are Lynn Bailey, R.N.C., M.S.N., a staff nurse in the intensive care nursery for Brenner Children’s Hospital; James Bryant, R.N., M.S.N., the director of emergency and transport services; Aaron J. Poller, R.N., M.S.N., a staff nurse in the adult psychiatry unit; Penny L. Roberts, R.N., B.S.N., a staff nurse in the rehabilitation and acquired brain injury unit; Debbie Thomson, R.N., M.S.N., a pediatric nurse practitioner for Brenner Children’s Hospital.

The Great 100 recognizes 100 registered nurses throughout North Carolina for their excellence in the nursing profession, contributions to the community, and efforts toward improving patient care and nursing education.

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Media Contacts: Lisa Long, lclong@wfubmc.edu, Karen Richardson, krchrdsn@wfubmc.edu, or Shannon Koontz, shkoontz@wfubmc.edu, at (336) 716-4587.

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine. The system comprises 1,187 acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.

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