Woman’s Hospital was named “2013 Specialty Hospital of the Year” at the 2013 Nightingale Awards Gala sponsored by Louisiana State Nurses Association and Louisiana Nurses Foundation, and three of Woman’s registered nurses received top honors. The prestigious Nightingale Awards annually recognize RNs that demonstrate excellence and innovation in the nursing profession. Recognitions were announced on February 16 at the Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge.
“Woman’s nurses drive innovations in care and provide excellent patient outcomes,” says Patricia Johnson, Woman’s Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive. “Woman’s success would not be possible without strong nurse leaders and individuals who work together toward a common goal of being the best at everything we do.”
Woman’s is the first Louisiana facility to receive the new “Specialty Hospital of the Year.” This new category singles out hospitals that specialize in caring for specific healthcare needs, in Woman’s case, focusing on women and infants. Woman’s was also named “Hospital of the Year” in 2007 and 2012.
Individual honors were awarded to the following Woman’s nurses:
2013 Nurse Administrator of the Year: Recognizes an RN who administers the business/patient care activities of a health organization and/or who manages other personnel.
- Lori Denstel, MBA, BSN, RNC-OB, Director, Nursing Administration
2013 Registered Nurse Mentor of the Year: Honors an RN who assists a colleague to advance in the profession.
- Amye Reeves, BSN, RNC-OB, Nurse Manager, Labor and Delivery
2013 Registered Nurse of the Year: Honors the RN who best exemplifies the art and science of nursing.
- Alicia Plumer, RN, BSN, Nurse Manager, PACU/AICU
Photo (left to right): Lori Denstel, 2013 Nurse Administrator of the Year; Amye Reeves, 2013 Registered Nurse Mentor of the Year; Alicia Plumer, 2013 Registered Nurse of the Year