HCPro, Inc. Announces Winners of the 2010 Nursing Image Awards

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HCPro, Inc. a leading provider of nursing education and management resources, is pleased to announce the winners of the annual Nursing Image Awards. The Nursing Image Awards recognize nurses and nurse leaders who have helped elevate the image of nursing through exceptional leadership, teamwork, or clinical accomplishments. The awards celebrate an image of nursing excellence upheld by commitments to improving patient care, quality outcomes, nurse satisfaction, and the healthcare environment.

“Rebecca combines extraordinary nursing care while ministering to emotional and spiritual needs,” says judge Bonnie Clair, MSN, RN

HCPro, Inc. (http://www.hcpro.com), a leading provider of nursing education and management resources, is pleased to announce the winners of the annual Nursing Image Awards.

The Nursing Image Awards recognize nurses and nurse leaders who have helped elevate the image of nursing through exceptional leadership, teamwork, or clinical accomplishments. The awards celebrate an image of nursing excellence upheld by commitments to improving patient care, quality outcomes, nurse satisfaction, and the healthcare environment.

The winners and runners up listed below were selected from hundreds of entries in two categories:

Image of Nursing in Clinical Practice
Rebecca Schorn, RN, BSN, nurse clinical level IV in the PICU at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, was honored with this award for embodying a positive image of nursing through clinical excellence.

“Rebecca combines extraordinary nursing care while ministering to emotional and spiritual needs,” says judge Bonnie Clair, MSN, RN. “She is smart, caring, compassionate, and artful and serves both locally and internationally. This nurse, to me, embodies the very essence of professional nursing: Equally skilled in both science and art with a heart to serve.”

Runners up are Jean Leddy, RN, CMSRN, BS, clinical care leader on the medical-surgical specialty services unit at St. Francis Medical Center, Midlothian, VA, and Vonnie Rosemary, RN-BC, chair of the clinical improvement team at The Birthing Center at Memorial Hospital at Easton, MD.

Image of Nursing in Leadership
Karen S. Hill, DNP, MSN, CNAA, BC, FACHE, vice president/chief nursing executive, Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, KY, received this award for embodying a positive image of nursing through her leadership.

“Karen is a visionary leader who mentors all, shares knowledge through writing and speaking engagements, achieves terrific clinical outcomes and creatively communicates them to her team, and focuses on leadership development and caregiver safety,” says judge Melissa Fitzpatrick, RN, MSN, FAAN.

Runners up are Carlo A. Piraino, RN, MSN, CMSRN, NE-BC, federal recovery coordinator at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX, and Margaret Fisher, MSN, RN, director, operations and supervision, from Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, New York, NY.

The awards were judged by nursing professionals Shelley Cohen, RN, MSN, CEN, , coauthor of the book, The Image of Nursing: Perspectives on Shaping, Empowering, and Elevating the Nursing Profession; Bonnie Clair, MSN, RN, Retention Project Manager at CoxHealth, Springfield, MO; Melissa Fitzpatrick, RN, MSN, FAAN, vice president and chief clinical officer for Hill-Rom; Lydia Ostermeier, MSN, RN, CHCR, director of nursing and patient care services recruitment and retention, workforce development, resource allocation, and customer and language services at Clarian Health in Indianapolis, IN; and Anne Jadwin, RN, MSN, AOCN, NE-BC, assistant vice president of nursing services at Fox Chase Cancer in Philadelphia.

Award recipients will also be profiled on HealthLeaders Media and in the HCPro national publications including http://www.StrategiesforNurseManagers.com and Patient Safety Monitor Journal. Find additional information about these publications at http://www.hcpro.com.

About HCPro, Inc.
HCPro is the leading provider of information, educational, and advisory products, services and solutions in the vital areas of compliance, regulation, and management to the U.S. Healthcare Industry. The company helps the healthcare industry make better decisions about regulation, compliance and management through authoritative analysis, trusted interpretation, and best in class education and training. HCPro provides practical strategies and solutions that serve their customers' organizations, their patients, and their communities. The Company’s market leading brands include HCPro, HealthLeaders Media, and The Greeley Company. Additional information can be found at http://www.hcpro.com.

*MAGNET™, MAGNET RECOGNITION PROGRAM®, and ANCC MAGNET RECOGNITION® are trademarks of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The products and services of HCPro, Inc. and The Greeley Company are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the ANCC.

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