Congratulations to our MCCN 2017 Excellence in Nursing Awardees!

The Excellence in Nursing Awards event, sponsored annually by Mount Carmel College of Nursing and Mount Carmel Patient Care Services, recognizes outstanding nurses, nurse leaders, physicians, nurse educators and nursing education advocates within Mount Carmel Health System who exemplify outstanding practice. The event is now in its 13th year. The awardees – selected by colleagues as part of the annual system wide nomination process held in May – will be honored at a special recognition dinner set for Tuesday, September 26, at Villa Milano. Colleagues from MCCN being celebrated for advancing the profession of nursing through excellence in nursing education are:

  • Erin Dougherty, MSN, RN, CPNP
  • Heidi Frymier, MSN, RN, CPN
  • Jody Gill-Rocha, MS, RN
  • Lou Ann Harley, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, PAHM
  • Jill Kilanowski, PhD, RN, APRN, CPNP, FAAN
  • Beth Medaugh, MSN, RN
  • Tracy Riley, PhD, RN, CNS, CNE
  • Stevo Roksandic, MBA, MLIS, AHIP
  • Kathy Smith, MBA

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