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As Allergy Season Approaches, Emory & MinuteClinic® are here to Help!

CVS Minute Clinic Emory HealthcareMore than 35 million Americans are sensitive to pollen and as spring approaches, so also do the days of yellow dusted cars, sneezes and runny noses. While we’re all looking forward to the upcoming warm weather and sunny skies, for those of us with allergies or pollen sensitivity, spring can be an especially difficult time of year.

In our previous coverage of allergy season, we outlined our top 5 tips to help you beat pollen sensitivity, which shed light on easy steps you can take to protect yourself from allergy flare ups and sneeze attacks this spring. Unfortunately, sometimes protective measures aren’t enough to control allergy symptoms.

For many of our patients who experience seasonal allergies and thus, anticipate them coming each year, planning to schedule an appointment with our Emory Sinus, Nasal & Allergy Center doctors well in advance of the season, is common. But what happens when your sinus pressure is building, the sneezes won’t stop, and it’s Saturday? Or what if you’re close to home and haven’t scheduled an appointment with your allergist? Not to worry!

Thanks to our clinical affiliate MinuteClinic®, the medical clinic inside CVS/pharmacy®, and their 37 local neighborhood locations conveniently located across the Metro Atlanta area, you’re in luck! MinuteClinic’s family nurse practitioners can help diagnose, treat, and prescribe when medically indicated for your seasonal allergy symptoms. If an over-the-counter medication will do the job, their practitioners will help you choose the right one.

As part of our affiliation and with your permission, MinuteClinic will send a visit summary to your Emory doctor. This will ensure you receive the most coordinated and best possible care to help you stay healthy.

So you can find convenient, close-to-home treatment for your sinus, nasal and allergy problems, without an appointment? You read right. MinuteClinic is open seven days a week, including evenings and weekends. Most insurance is accepted. For more information MinuteClinic , our affiliation and their metro Atlanta locations, visit: http://www.emoryhealthcare.org/community/local-partnerships/cvs-minute-clinic.html.

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