2015 GEM Award Nominees Aileen Ingels, Rebecca Wile,
Jeanine Loucks, Beth Winokur and April Liwag.
2015 GEM Nursing Excellence Awards
The Nurse.com Nursing Excellence GEM (Giving Excellence Meaning) Awards
program is a nurse-led nomination and selection program. Nominees come
from all specialties and practice settings and can be nominated for any
of the six categories:
- Advancing and Leading the Profession
- Clinical Nursing, Inpatient
- Education and Mentorship
- Home, Community and Home Care
- Patient and Staff Management
- Volunteerism and Service
Nurse.com asks their valued nurse readers to nominate exceptional nurses they work
with. Nominations detailing the extraordinary nursing contributions are
submitted online. During the selection process, six finalists are selected
for each category and the winner is announced at the regional GEM event.
This year, five finalists were selected from St. Joseph Hospital for the
following categories: Advancing and Leading the Profession (Jeanine Loucks,
MSN, RN-BC, PMH, Manager of the Emergency Care Center PECDU), Education
and Mentorship (Beth Winokur, PhD, RN, CEN, Clinical Educator), Clinical
Nursing, Inpatient (Aileen Ingles, BSN, RN, PCCN, Clinical Nurse IV from
Med Tele, Rebecca Wile, MSN, RN, CCRN, Clinical Nurse III from MICU, and
April Liwag, MSN, RN, CMSRN, PHN, Clinical Nurse IV from General Surgery).
On Friday, June 5, nominees, family, friends and management attended a
reception at the Universal Studios Hilton. After all the nominees were
introduced and highlights from their nominations were read, the winners
were announced. April Liwag won for Clinical Nursing, Inpatient.
Carmen Ferrell, RN, MSN, CCRN,
Executive Director of Critical Care and Telemetry Services, has received
the 2010 Circle of Excellence award from the American Association of Critical
Care Nurses. Given annually, less than 25 individuals worldwide receive
this prestigious award.
Circle of Excellence recipients are chosen by a panel of volunteer reviewers
and rated on the basis of how well the nominees achieved the following criteria:
- Relentlessly promotes patient-driven excellence
- Models skilled communication, true collaboration, effective decision making
and meaningful recognition
- Transforms thinking, structures and processes to address challenges and
remove barriers to advance patient-driven excellence Furthers AACN's
mission and key initiatives at influential forums
- Enriches own and other organizations by influencing and mentoring others
in achieving excellence
- Achieves visible results that validate impact of individual leadership
contribution to organizational excellence.
Meet Leda Monsees, a St. Joseph Hospital nurse celebrating
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