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Congrats to the 2017 Mount Carmel Excellence in Nursing awardees from MCCN who were recognized at a special ceremony held September 26, at Villa Milano. The Excellence in Nursing Awards event, sponsored annually by Mount Carmel College of Nursing and Mount Carmel Patient Care Services, is now in its 13th year. Mount Carmel Health System recognized outstanding nurse educators, nursing education advocates, nurses and nurse leaders who exemplify devotion to patients, dedication to the nursing profession and diligence in providing outstanding, evidence-based care.

More than 300 people attended the event which included Mount Carmel Health awardees, colleagues, families and friends. Our MCCN awardees, listed below, were also highlighted in a recognition ad featured in the Columbus Dispatch:

  • 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

The awards were presented by MCCN Interim President, Ann Marie T. Brooks, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, FACHE, FNAP. In addition to 99 nurses, five nurse leaders and six nurses of the year from the system’s care sites, along with 11 nurse educators and advocates from the College, five physicians were also honored. Colleagues select nurse honorees as part of an annual system wide nomination process held in May; nurses nominate physician honorees for their collaborative interaction with nurses.

Beth Medaugh, MSN, RN, received the Nurse Educator of the Year award for the College.

Check out the evening’s video presentation here.

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