Awards & Recognition Nursing at St. Elizabeth Magnet Designation Shared Governance & Professional Practice Model Awards & Recognition Professional Development & Education Community Involvement Nursing Students Beacon Award for Excellence St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas ICU and St. Elizabeth Edgewood MICU and SICU have received the Beacon Award for Excellence, recognizing our associates’ commitment to providing comprehensive and compassionate care to our community. The Beacon Award for Excellence is an American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) award that honors individual Critical Care units that exemplify excellence, based on a variety of criteria. Units that earn the Beacon Award set the standard for excellence in patient care environments by collecting and using evidence-based information to improve patient outcomes. This award signifies a positive work environment with effective communication, development opportunities, higher morale, lower turnover, engaged associates and empowering leadership. CNOR Strong St. Elizabeth Edgewood Operating Room and St. Elizabeth Crestview Hills Surgery Center received designation as CNOR® Strong from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI). The CNOR® Strong designation recognizes facilities having at least half of the perioperative nursing associates are CNOR certified and provides programs that reward and recognize its certified nurses. DAISY Award The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses was established in 1999 by the Barnes family in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who passed away from auto-immune disease ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura), and to express their personal, heartfelt appreciation to nurses for the compassionate care nurses provide. The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses is a nationwide program honoring excellence in nursing. Nurses are nominated by anyone in the organization, patients, family, other nurses, physicians, etc. who experiences or observes extraordinary compassionate care being provided by a nurse. 2017 DAISY Award Winners Daniella Coulter Morgan Kuper Vicki Maley Mollie Shaw Emily Shephard Outpatient Surgery Center at St. Elizabeth Edgewood 2018 DAISY Award Winners Nikki Baur Chelsea Hardesty Kingston Karigambe Rakiba Martin 2019 DAISY Award Winners Kori Lentes Amanda Gray Erin Good Kristin Stevens Keith Morris Kelsey Disibio Molli Hinson Rhianna King Sarah Lehmkuhl Scott Cammack For more information, visit www.daisyfoundation.org. Would you like to nominate a nurse for a DAISY Award? Click here to download the nomination form. Florence Nightingale Judi Brungs Judi was nominated for the great strides her work has achieved in caring for patients with substance use disorders. She has been instrumental in mentoring and educating our associates to better understand and care for this patient population. Judi developed a specialized unit for long-term IV treatment, allowing St. Elizabeth Healthcare to better care for patients with substance use disorders that require antibiotic treatment. Judi researched and developed the BART program, which stands for Behavioral Action Response Team. This service helps de-escalate disruptive situations and has greatly improved our associates’ ability to provide the best possible care to patients in an inpatient setting. Marlene Feagan Marlene Feagan was nominated for her dedication to bring healing and comfort to those in need through the Health Ministries program. Driven by her passion to serve, she began as a department of one in her outreach to the community and has since developed the St. Elizabeth Health Ministries into the program it is today. Under Marlene's leadership, the program, staffed by volunteers, cares for more than 9,500 individuals on an annual basis. The Health Ministries program now serves more than 20 faith-based communities and provides healthcare to those in need. Lantern Award St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas Emergency Department was honored as a recipient of the Lantern Award, presented by the Emergency Nurses Association, the premier professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing. The Lantern Award recognizes Emergency Departments that demonstrate excellent practice and innovative performance in the core areas of leadership, nursing practice, education, advocacy and research. It signifies an Emergency Department’s commitment to quality, safety, presence of a healthy work environment and accomplishments in incorporating evidence-based practice and innovation into emergency care. Nurses Week Each year, St. Elizabeth Healthcare celebrates National Nurses Week by honoring our nurses for the work they do and their dedication to providing excellent care. Nursing Excellence Awards The Nursing Excellence Awards are an opportunity to recognize our outstanding nurses, who have been acknowledged by their peers for their excellence and exceptional nursing care. These exemplary associates exhibit their commitment to providing comprehensive and compassionate care through their interactions with our patients, their families, our community and each other every day. 2018 Nursing Excellence Award Winners Clinical Expertise: Kelly Armour Community Service: Stacey Gripshover Innovation: Katlyn Devereux Leadership: Sandy Eiben Mentoring: Julie Wolking Teaching: Teri Corbin Research: Pam Frink LPN Excellence: Joyce Giancola Outstanding Educator: Brittany Sorrell Support Technician: Bill Mensing Rookie of the Year: Courtney Hofstetter Outstanding Manager of the Year: Jennifer Fraiture 2019 Nursing Excellence Award Winners: Clinical Expertise: Sandy Adams Community Service: Valerie Deller Innovation: Jacqueline Steinborn Leadership: David Tacy Mentoring: Nancy Maushart Teaching: Cheri Prodoehl Research: Nancy Alinea LPN Excellence: Jill Beth Webster Outstanding Educator: Linda Graham Support Tech: Claire LaJoye Rookie of the Year: Nicholas Hutchison Outstanding Manager of the Year: Jennifer Yost PRISM Award The Urology unit at St. Elizabeth Edgewood, has received the prestigious AMSN PRISM Award, an honor recognizing exceptional nursing practice, leadership, and outcomes in hospital medical-surgical units throughout the country. The award, which stands for “Premier Recognition In the Specialty of Med-Surg,” is the first of its kind honoring med-surg nursing units in the United States. It is co-sponsored by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) and the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB). The award is given to outstanding acute care/med-surg units or adult/pediatric units classified as med-surg. The award also reflects the compassion, commitment, and connection that characterize med-surg nurses.