8 Methodist Health System Nurses Named Nursing Excellence Finalists for South Region


Eight Methodist Health System nurses are South Region finalists in the 2013 Nurse.com Nursing Excellence Awards. Methodist Mansfield’s Director of OR Shelley Cook, Director of Surgical Acute and Clinical Recognition Ulondia Lee, GI nurse Kathy Ripley, CNO Jeanne Reeves, Medical Telemetry nurse Sharon D. Smith and Cardiac/Stroke Coordinator Karen Yates are finalists in the categories of volunteerism and service; patient staff management; home, community and ambulatory care; advancing and leading the profession; volunteerism and service and education and mentorship, respectively. Methodist Richardson’s Cancer Center Nurse Navigator Jane Reeves is a finalist in Home/Community and Ambulatory Care. Methodist Charlton’s Medical Center Cherie James Surgical Nurse Manager is a finalist in volunteerism and service.

They are among 30 nurses from the Texas South Region who will be honored during the Texas Nursing Excellence Awards gala on Friday, Aug. 16, at the Omni Hotel Houston. At the event, one nurse in six categories will be named a Texas regional winner and will advance to the national award program with winners announced in the fall. All Methodist honorees were nominated by a colleague for the award and were selected by a panel of expert judges through a blind review process.

“These employees are known for their clinical excellence, positive attitudes, and compassion for quality health care,” Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Pamela Stoyanoff says. “They extend that same care and dedication to our community and are well deserving of this honor.”

Note to editor: Photos of the seven awardees are available at www.methodisthealthsystem.org/2013NurseExcellence.

About Methodist Health System

Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, Methodist Midlothian Health Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at www.methodisthealthsystem.org. To see why Methodist Health System is a brilliant choice for your career, join our talent community at Jobs.MethodistHealthSystem.org and connect with us through Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and our blog.


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