Photos: Nursing Excellence Awards Banquet

Emory Report | May 31, 2016

Nursing Excellence Award honorees from Emory Johns Creek Hospital

Nursing Excellence Award honorees from Emory Johns Creek Hospital

Nursing Excellence Award honorees from Emory University Hospital / Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods
Nursing Excellence Award honorees from Emory University Hospital / Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods
Nursing Excellence Award honorees from Emory University Hospital Midtown
Nursing Excellence Award honorees from Emory University Hospital Midtown
Nursing Excellence Award honorees from Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital
Nursing Excellence Award honorees from Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital
Nursing Excellence Award honorees from Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
Nursing Excellence Award honorees from Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
Nursing Excellence Award honorees from The Emory Clinic
Nursing Excellence Award honorees from The Emory Clinic
Members of the Emory Healthcare Nursing Recruitment and Retention Council's Nurse Week Awards Banquet Committee

Members of the Emory Healthcare Nursing Recruitment and Retention Council's Nurse Week Awards Banquet Committee

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Emory celebrated nurses on May 22 with the gala Nursing Excellence Awards Banquet at the Emory Conference Center.

A total of 67 honorees in 11 categories received awards during the event, which was hosted by the Emory Healthcare Nursing Recruitment and Retention Council in conjunction with the EHC CNE Council.

All Nursing Excellence Award Winners were nominated by their peers because their leadership and contributions to nursing have made a significant impact on their colleagues, patients and their families — and on the profession of nursing.

The primary mission of the Nursing Recruitment and Retention Council is to explore, promote and create opportunities within Emory Healthcare for nurse recruitment and retention. The purpose of the Council is to uphold the professionalism of individual nurses, while exploring recruitment and retention strategies that promote a healthy work environment.

Congratulations to this year's winners for their achievements, professionalism and dedication to nursing:

Emory Johns Creek Hospital

  • Transformational Clinical Leadership Award: Adrienne Harris
  • Clinical Excellence in Practice Award: Connie Raad
  • Structural Empowerment Award: Jean Robinson
  • Outstanding Patient Advocate Award: Kathryn Collins
  • New Knowledge, Innovation and Improvements Award: Donna Dyer
  • Preceptor of the Year Award: Jeremy Juala
  • Rookie of the Year Award: Edricka Gayle
  • Team Spirit Award: Lori Berzgquist
  • Support Person of the Year Award: Elmira Dasher
  • Unit Director Award: Christine Wollenhaup

Emory University Hospital / Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods

  • Transformational Clinical Leadership Award: Antonia Ash
  • Clinical Excellence in Practice Award: Jennifer Polak
  • Structural Empowerment Award: Tiffany Dittman
  • Outstanding Patient Advocate Award: Misty Cucchiara
  • New Knowledge, Innovation and Improvements Award: Rommel Buenvenida
  • Preceptor of the Year Award: Melissa Anderson
  • Rookie of the Year Award: Cotenna Clark
  • Team Spirit Award: Natalie Pruner
  • Support Person of the Year Award: Dina Boyce
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist Award: Carolyn Holder
  • Unit Director Award: Susanne Slocum

Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Transformational Clinical Leadership Award: Terrie Sullivan
  • Clinical Excellence in Practice Award: Carol Hyman
  • Structural Empowerment Award: Praveena Kolluri
  • Outstanding Patient Advocate Award: Christopher Morris
  • New Knowledge, Innovation and Improvements Award: Marilyn Hurley
  • Preceptor of the Year Award: Janet Standen
  • Rookie of the Year Award: Megan Bishop
  • Team Spirit Award: Adrena Daniels-Riley
  • Support Person of the Year Award: Tammie Dumas-Wilkerson
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist Award: Rita Richardson
  • Unit Director Award: Calisa Kelly

Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital

  • Transformational Clinical Leadership Award: Carline Broughton
  • Clinical Excellence in Practice Award: Bobina Titus
  • Structural Empowerment Award: Karen Smith
  • Outstanding Patient Advocate Award: Joyce Asamoah
  • New Knowledge, Innovation and Improvements Award: Jackie Samms-McPherson
  • Preceptor of the Year Award: Cherry Morgan
  • Rookie of the Year Award: Rakia Cauley
  • Team Spirit Award: Estella Holmes
  • Support Person of the Year Award: Janice Hawkins
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist Award: Pam Sapp
  • Unit Director Award: Germaine Rouser (senior manager)

Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital

  • Transformational Clinical Leadership Award: Lisa Smith-Ross
  • Clinical Excellence in Practice Award: Paolo Grefal
  • Structural Empowerment Award: Kathryn Murphy
  • Outstanding Patient Advocate Award: Dorrell Dunkley
  • New Knowledge, Innovation and Improvements Award: Jon DiNozzi
  • Preceptor of the Year Award: Lena Chavda
  • Rookie of the Year Award: Allie Wade
  • Team Spirit Award: Sharon Pirani
  • Support Person of the Year Award: Grace Moore
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist Award: Shannah Lowe
  • Unit Director Award: Fannie Horton

The Emory Clinic

  • Transformational Clinical Leadership Award: Deborah Williams
  • Clinical Excellence in Practice Award: Allison Noakes
  • Structural Empowerment Award: Arlene White
  • Outstanding Patient Advocate Award: Nancy Corman and Kimberly Thorpe
  • New Knowledge, Innovation and Improvements Award: Katherine Stahl
  • Preceptor of the Year Award: Mary Francis Chantha
  • Rookie of the Year Award: Jamie Mays and Tricia Milligan
  • Team Spirit Award: Julie Clark and Kerry Maiorino
  • Support Person of the Year Award: Angela Dulceanu
  • Unit Director Award: Elizabeth (Liz) Gilbert