15 Methodist Health System Nurses Honored for D Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing Awards


The March edition of D Magazine features fifteen Methodist Health System nurses honored in the magazine’s second annual Nursing in Excellence Awards program. Four of the 21 nurses chosen for special recognition are Methodist Health System nurses and include: Methodist Dallas Medical Center Director of Nursing Women’s and Children’s Services Pamala Gessling, MBA, BSN, RNC-OB, NEA-BC in the Women’s Health category; Methodist Dallas Medical Center Nurse Manager for Neuro Critical Care Kathleen Andrews, RN, BSN, in the Intensive Care category; Methodist Mansfield Medical Center CNO Jeanne Reeves, RN, BSN, MS in the Nursing Administration category, and Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Director of Surgical Acute and Clinical Recognition Ulondia Lee, RN, MSN,  in the Internal Medicine category.

“All of these extraordinary nurses are role models for Methodist and are admired for their leadership and clinical expertise,” Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Pamela Stoyanoff says. “They extend that same compassionate care and dedication to serve and care for others in our communities and are well deserving of being named as winners and finalists for this recognition.”

Methodist Mansfield President John Phillips, FACHE (left) and Methodist Dallas President Laura Irvine, FACHE (right), congratulate Methodist’s four winners at the D Magazine Excellence in Nursing Awards: (from left) Ulondia Lee and Jeanne Reeves, from Methodist Mansfield, and Pamala Gessling and Kathleen Andrews from Methodist Dallas.

To compile the list, D Magazine asked local hospitals, private practices, doctors, and patients to nominate a registered nurse in one of 21 categories. They received 339 nominations detailing how the nurses impacted the lives of others, their community, and profession. The editors selected the best nominations and sent them to a panel of registered nurses in three fields. "They are all extraordinary examples of excellence in action as they care for patients each day," said Tim Rogers, Editor of D Magazine.

The 11 Methodist Health System nurse finalists honored at the publication’s ceremony were; Stacey Castellanos, RN, MS, FNP-C, CNRN, CCRN; Winfred Neal, RN, BSN; Jennifer Tullis, RN, BSN, ONC; Allison Vo, RN, BSN, OCN from Methodist Dallas along with Shelley Cook, RN, BSN; Hayley Hendon, RN; Juanita Hernandez, RN, BSN, MSN; Sharon Smith, RN, BSN; Tim Taylor RN, BSN; and Vicki Wiseman, RNC-OB, BSN, MBA from Methodist Mansfield.

To see more, visit: dmagazine.com/Home/D_Magazine/2013/March/Excellence in Dallas Fort Worth Nursing Awards.aspx

Note to Editors: Photo available at http://www.methodisthealthsystem.org/DMagNurseAwards2013

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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