Salute to 2013 Annual Nursing Award Winners

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2013 Nursing Awards Celebrate Excellence

2013 Nursing Awards

When a Hopkins Nurse does a great job, everybody wins. Excellence is the goal every day, after all. But some performances stand out even among all of this excellence, and that’s where the 2013 Annual Nursing Awards come in.

The Nursing Publication Award: Recognizes nurse authors who have made a significant contribution to professional nursing literature. Maria Cvach, DNP, RN, CCRN; Madalyn Biggs, BSN, RN, PCCN; Joy Rothwell, MSN, RN; and Charmaine Charles-Hudson, MSN, RN, CNRN, won for their article “Daily Electrode Change and Effect on Cardiac Monitor Alarms: An Evidence-Based Practice Approach.”

The Linda Arenth Service Excellence Award: Presented to the nursing unit that demonstrates a strong service-oriented care environment, overall patient satisfaction, service excellence, and innovation that showed the greatest improvement. The 2013 winner is Meyer 3.

The Nursing Excellence Award: Given to a nurse or team that submits a unit-based project that makes use of the Magnet Recognition Program concepts to continually assess and improve quality in nursing and patient outcomes. This year’s award was presented to Alison Owens, BSN, RN; Maria Arao, BSN, RN; Linda Ellwood, BSN, RN; and Sceana Young, BSN, RN, of Radiology for “Forces of Magnetism in Radiology, Pediatric MRI and Anesthesia: Performance Improvement Project.” (Forces of Magnetism is a copyright of the ANCC.)

The Shirley Somer Award: Recognizes a nurse or team proposing an evidence-based practice/research project with the greatest promise on patient care. This year, the award was given to Maria Cvach, DNP, RN, CCRN; Joy Rothwell, MSN, RN; Ann Marie Cullen, MSN, RN, CCNS; Julius Pham, MD, PhD; and Mary Grace Nayden, BSN, RN, for their research titled, “Effect of Altered Alarm Settings on Patient Adverse Events and Alarm Signal Frequency: A Randomized-Controlled Trial Feasibility Study.”

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