The galaxy of Hopkins Nursing stars gained five stellar new members at An Evening With the Stars, a second-annual fall gala at the School. Nurses were nominated by their peers at the Johns Hopkins-affiliated hospitals and School of Nursing, chosen as finalists by each institutions leadership, and finally selected as winners by a committee of Hopkins nurse leaders. Awards were handed out in three categories: Shining Hospital Star, honoring nurses from Hopkins Hospital and its affiliates (two winners); Shining Faculty Star; and Shining Student Star. (There was a separate winner of the inaugural Rosenwald Star Nurse of the Year award—see sidebar.)
Shining Hospital Star
Systems analyst Keith Franqueiro, RN, is “a role model” who works with the perioperative services team at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL, to enhance quality, safety, and efficiency of care, drawing upon 16 years of experience. He led the implementation of the electronic medical record system across the perioperative services areas. “Keith is admired and respected by surgeons, management, and staff.”
Shining Hospital Star
ICU Nurse Manager Donna Prow, BSN, RN, of The Johns Hopkins Hospital “encourages nurses to ask critical questions, make decisions, and take initiative.” Her number is in each patient room as well, with an invitation for families to call with any concerns. Her standards of patient care are a magnet for loyalty and commitment from her staff. “Donna helps nurses find their voice.”
Shining Faculty Star
“Everyone who comes into contact with her becomes a better person,” a student wrote of Instructor Lori Edwards, DrPH, RN, APRN, whose teaching and research focus on underserved populations. She founded the School of Nursing’s Community Outreach Program, coordinates global health placements for students, and directs the Coverdell Fellows Program for returned Peace Corps volunteers.
Shining Student Star
Recognized for her bedside manner, Emily Hutto RN, has represented Johns Hopkins “in an extremely positive way” as an emergency nurse, as a doula, and in clinical rotations. Focused on primary care and chronic disease management, the FNP student will “listen to her patients and truly show them how much she cares” and not just see a disease or illness.
Shining Star Runners-Up
Laura Taylor, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Department of Acute and Chronic Care
Jamie Hatcher, RN, Student in MSN Program, JHU School of Nursing
Suzanne Honchalk, RN, MSN, Nurse Navigator, Sibley Memorial Hospital
Brigid Linsenmeyer, RN, BSN, PCCN, Advanced Clinical Nurse, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Periwinkle “Wink” MacKay, RN, BSN, MSN, Certified ICU Nurse, Suburban Hospital
Nancy Smith, RN, BSN, MAS, Senior Director of Patient Care Services, Howard County General Hospital