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Nurses Receive Excellence Award at Ceremony

Fifty-eight nurses were honored at the Sixteenth Annual Nursing Excellence Awards Ceremony at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Tuesday evening.

Wake Forest Baptist nurses were nominated for this award by their peers or managers. The nominations were reviewed blindly by members of the Medical Center’s Professional Development Council. The award is based on how the nurse exemplifies the Medical Center’s key values: Excellence, Compassion, Innovation, Integrity and Collegiality. Also, considered in the selection of award recipients is their educational preparation, national certification, Medical Center involvement and involvement in the community.

The following received the Nurses of Excellence award during the May 9 ceremony: Karen Adams, R.N., B.S.N., a unit-based educator for the Pediatric Adolescent and Pediatric Day Hospital at Brenner Children’s Hospital, Tammy Ashburn, R.N., a nurse clinician III for the Section on Nephrology in the Department of Internal Medicine, Jennifer Benfield, R.N., a staff nurse for the Orthopedics Unit, Jane Benson, R.N., C., B.S.N., a nurse clinician III for the Department of Internal Medicine, Sandra Kay Bowman, R.N., a staff nurse for the Intermediate Care Unit, Sherry Burleson, R.N., B.S.N., a staff nurse for the Intensive Care Nursery at Brenner Children’s Hospital, Martha Byrd, R.N., a staff nurse for the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Unit at Brenner Children’s Hospital, Susan Cain, R.N., O.C.N., a nurse clinician III for the Department of Hematology and Oncology, Suzanne Carroll, R.N., M.S., A.O.C.N., the clinical nurse specialist for Oncology, and Michael Cary, R.N., B.S.N., B.A., a staff nurse for the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit.

Also, Angela Collins, R.N., a staff nurse for the Operating Room, Sandra Croft, R.N., a staff nurse for 11 Reynolds Tower, Deborah Dillard, R.N., a staff nurse for 9 North Tower, Jennifer Durham, R.N., B.S.N., a nursing informatics specialist for the Department of Nursing Clinical Systems, Christi Edmonds, R.N., B.S.N., a staff nurse for the Operating Room, Carolyn Fulton, R.N., C., a staff nurse for the Adult Psychiatry Unit, Sean Giese, R.N., B.S.N., C.N.R.N., a staff nurse for Intensive Care Unit 5C, Amanda Goad, R.N., a staff nurse for Intensive Care Unit 6C, Eva Gomez, R.N., M.S.N., the Hispanic patient educator for Brenner Children’s Hospital, Terri Gordon, R.N., B.S.N., a staff nurse for Intensive Care Unit 5B, Sandra Haynes, R.N., a staff nurse for the Operating Room, Andrea Hendrickson, R.N., B.S.N., O.C.N., the unit manager for 9 Ardmore Tower East, Carol Hill, R.N., a staff nurse for the Acute Care for the Elderly Unit, April Howard, R.N., C.C.R.N., C.C.R.C., a research nurse coordinator for the Section on Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Allergy and Immunologic Diseases, Theresa Hudson, R.N., the unit based educator for Intensive Care Unit 4A, and Elizabeth Huntley, R.N., B.S.N., a staff nurse for Intensive Care Unit 4C.

Also, Dawn Johnson, R.N., B.S.N., the assistant unit manager for Intensive Care Unit 4B, Nan Krautwurst, R.N., C., B.S.N., a nursing informatics specialist for the Department of Nursing Clinical Systems, Ashley Leak, R.N., M.S.N, O.C.N., a staff nurse for 9 Reynolds Tower, Joon Lee, R.N., a staff nurse for the Operating Room, Angela Lott, R.N., B.S.N., the unit based educator for 8 Reynolds Tower, Megan Manuel, R.N., B.S.N., O.C.N., a staff nurse for 9 Reynolds Tower, Tabatha Mauldin, R.N., B.S.N., C.P.N., a staff nurse for the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Unit at Brenner Children’s Hospital, Ronald Miguel, R.N., B.S.N., a staff nurse for the Operating Room, Laura Moore, R.N., C.P.N., a staff nurse for the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Unit at Brenner Children’s Hospital, Karen Nixon, R.N., B.S., C.N.O.R., a patient care team manager for the Operating Room, Mary Owens, R.N., B.S.N., a staff nurse for the Intensive Care Nursery at Brenner Children’s Hospital, Beth Peach, R.N., B.S.N., a staff nurse for the Day Hospital, Quintina Powell, R.N., B.S.N., a staff nurse for Intensive Care Unit 5B, and Terry Price, R.N., a staff nurse for 10 North Tower.

Also, Sherry Reece, R.N., B.S.N., the unit based educator for the Day Hospital, Terri Richardson, R.N., B.S.N., B.S., C.P.N., a staff nurse for the Pediatric Intermediate Care Unit at Brenner Children’s Hospital, Kathryn Robenstine, R.N., B.S.N., a staff nurse for 9 Ardmore Tower East, Amelia Ross, R.N., M.S.N., the clinical nurse specialist for Pulmonary, JoAnn Sams, R.N., a staff nurse for the Intensive Care Nursery at Brenner Children’s Hospital, Birthe Schwartz, R.N., a staff nurse for the Hemodialysis Unit, Anne Shaw, R.N., C.P.N., the unit manager for the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Unit at Brenner Children’s Hospital, Judy Sigmon, R.N., O.C.N., a nurse clinician III for Apheresis Hematology and Oncology, Timothy Snow, R.N., M.S.N., C.N.N.P., a neonatal nurse practitioner for the Intensive Care Nursery at Brenner Children’s Hospital, Megan Stabler, R.N., B.S.N., a staff nurse for the Pediatric Adolescent Unit at Brenner Children’s Hospital, Tammy Sydenstricker, R.N., a staff nurse for the Emergency Department, Susan Taylor, R.N., M.S.N., the unit manager for the Emergency Department, Pamela Thompson, R.N., C., a staff nurse for the Child Adolescent Psychiatry Unit, Lisa Wilkins, R.N., B.S.N., a staff nurse for the Intensive Care Nursery at Brenner Children’s Hospital, Stacey Williams, R.N., B.S.N., a staff nurse for the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Unit at Brenner Children’s Hospital, Jennifer Woodberry, R.N., B.S.N., C.R.R.N., the unit manager for the Acute Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit, Suzanne Wright, R.N., C., O.C.N., a staff nurse for 9 North Tower, and Kelly Younger, R.N., the dialysis coordinator for the Hemodialysis Unit.

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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. U.S. News & World Report ranks Wake Forest University School of Medicine 30th in primary care, 41st in research and 14th in geriatrics training among the nation's medical schools. It ranks 32nd in research funding by the National Institutes of Health. Almost 150 members of the medical school faculty are listed in Best Doctors in America.

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