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Congrats to Our March of Dimes, Nurse of the Year Winners

Here at Emory Healthcare, we’re proud of our nursing team. We’re proud of their commitment to our patients and their families. We’re proud of their dedication to excellence and continuous efforts to advancing the delivery of patient care. And, as it turns out, we’re not the only ones recognizing just how remarkable our nurses are.

In fact, six members of our Emory nursing family have just been named 2012 Nurse of the Year Award winners by the March of Dimes!

Congratulations to Amy Fischer (Emory Johns Creek Hospital), Melissa Gordon (Emory University Hospital), Carolyn Holder (Emory University Hospital), Dr. Ursula Kelly (Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing), Dr. Sally Lehr (Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing), and Dr. Lynn Sibley (Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing) and thank you for all that you do for our community!

The Nurse of the Year Awards program recognizes exceptional nurses, creates awareness of professional excellence and promotes the future of the nursing profession, while helping advance the mission of the March of Dimes. More than 750 nominations were submitted from across Georgia, with more than 350 finalists. The Nurse of the Year selection committee reviewed these applications across 16 categories, ranging from critical care to women’s health.

Congratulations to our Nurse of the Year Award winners!

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Congratulations to our 2011 Nurse of the Year Award Winners!

The March of Dimes celebrated excellence in nursing throughout Georgia on November 19 at the Hyatt Regency here in Atlanta. We’re very pleased to announce that 27 of our Emory Healthcare nurses were honored as finalists in the Georgia March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award, and at Saturday’s event, 3 of our nurses were recipients of 2011 Nurse of the Year Awards! Our nurses receiving Nurse of the Year Award Honors at the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards, hosted by Grady Health System, are listed below:

  • Debra Barker received top honors in the category of Critical Care
  • Judith Wold received top honors in the category of Public Health
  • Judy Gretz received top honors in the category of Women’s Health
Susan Grant, Chief Nursing Officer, Emory Healthcare

Susan Grant, Chief Nursing Officer, Emory Healthcare

More than 450 attended this second annual event that recognized nurses who embody leadership, compassion and excellence in patient care across all specialties. With such a special group to honor, an equally as special chair for the event was needed. Emory Healthcare’s own Chief Nursing Officer, Susan Grant MS, RN, NEA, FAAN, served as the chair of the awards ceremony; “I am very proud of these outstanding nursing professionals for being recognized by the March of Dimes in this inaugural Nurse of the Year event for the state of Georgia. This is a wonderful honor for Debra, Judith and Judy, and I congratulate all of the Emory nurses who were nominated, as well as the winners in each category,” says Susan. “This recognition and event is a wonderful way to honor the important role and significant impact of nursing within the communities, hospitals and clinics across the state of Georgia. I am grateful and honored by the opportunity to serve as chair and recognize these very special nurses.”

We second Susan’s gratitude. We are extremely grateful to our team of nurses at Emory Healthcare for all that they do each and every day to support and advance truly patient-centered care. We are proud of their tireless efforts and dedication to providing the highest quality health care possible for our patient and family community.

The Nurse of the Year selection committee reviewed hundreds of applications across 16 categories ranging from Home Health and Palliative Care to NICU and Critical Care disciplines. Nearly 200 finalists emerged, all representing the March of Dimes vision for a healthier, stronger generation of babies and families.

“Nurses play an incredibly critical role in our community. They are truly the unsung medical heroes of the healthcare field and we join the world in saluting them,” says Sheila Ryan, March of Dimes State Director.

Florence Nightingale, one of the pioneers in nursing, said, “Nursing is an art; and if it is to be made an art, it requires as exclusive a devotion, as hard a preparation, as any painter’s or sculptor’s work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or cold marble, compared with having to do with the living body? [...] It is one of the Fine Arts; I had almost said the finest of the Fine Arts.”

Nursing truly is an art. And it takes a very special type of person dedicate his/her life to caring for others. We thank, honor and celebrate all of our nurses for all that they do!

Full list of Emory Healthcare’s 2011 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award Finalists:

Antonio Ash
Debra Barker
Carlene Beck
Marcia Bishop
Kelly Brewer
Paula Brookes Remedios
Carolyn Clevenger
Althea Charity Dimaculangan
Harolyn Dooley
Judy Dunn
Palactine Fleming
Erin George
Beverly Green
Judy Gretz
Vernon Griffith
Patricia Guasch
Martha Haack
Philip Joy
Cheryl Lee
Terri Marin
Gloria Myles
Ruth Simmons
Kelly Sutton
Robin Tarpley
Janice Temple
Elizabeth Thomas
Judith Lupo Wold

Emory University Hospital Highly Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Each year, U.S. News & World Report publishes their annual guide to “America’s Best Hospitals.” For the 20th year in the history of U.S. News & World Report’s hospital rankings, Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital has ranked in the prestigious list.

After evaluating 5,000 national hospitals, 152 were selected for inclusion in the 2010-11 list. As U.S. News & World Report notes, what these hospitals have in common is “their ability to take on and meet the most difficult challenges.”

In addition to being ranked among the nation’s best hospitals, Emory University Hospital placed among the country’s best in 11 of 16 evaluated specialties and garnered top 20 placements in five specialty areas– heart and heart surgery, opthalmology, psychiatry, kidney disorders, and neurology and neurosurgery. For a full list of Emory University Hospital’s specialty rankings, see the table below:

2010 US News rankings Emory University Hospital

Emory University Hospital was one of only two hospitals from Georgia that placed among the 2010-11 list of the nation’s best hospitals and the only hospital in the state of Georgia to have ranked in more than one specialty area.  As Emory Healthcare president and CEO, John T. Fox remarks, “We make a promise and a commitment to our patients and their loved ones each and every day to provide the very best care and service in a patient and family-centered environment. These rankings are but one way we measure our progress in delivering on that promise, and help us to continually improve on our service and challenge ourselves as health care professionals.”

We thank and congratulate every member of the Emory Healthcare team that helped to make this achievement possible. We look forward to seeing next year’s list as Emory Healthcare continues to demonstrate leadership in patient-centered health care.

For more information on the requirements for inclusion on U.S. News & World Report’s list, check out our press release about Emory University Hospital’s national ranking.