Congratulations to this year’s winners from PPMC! These annual awards recognize nurses for their contributions to quality patient care, their clinical knowledge and professional achievements.
Lillian Brunner Clinical Judgment and Decision Making Award – Javena Bowens, RN, Clinical Nurse III, Patient Progression/Bed Manager
The Lillian Brunner Clinical Judgment and Decision Making Award is given to nurses who demonstrate the highest quality of patient care and exhibit excellent clinical judgment that is based on critical priorities and evaluating the patient’s response to care. These nurses re-frame clinical situations and actively include other health care team members in the development of an appropriate plan.
Rosalyn J. Watts Nurse-Patient/Family Relationship Award – Holly Strine, RN, Clinical Nurse III, Cupp 5 East
The Rosalyn J. Watts Nurse-Patient/Family Relationship Award acknowledges nurses who consistently establish therapeutic relationships with patients and their families that are characterized by individualized care. These nurses know their patients in a way that incorporates religious, spiritual, ethnic and cultural beliefs into the delivery of care.
Dorothy Botdorf Award for Clinical Leadership – Regina Lavelle, BSN, RN, CCRN, Clinical Nurse III, PPMC SICU
The Dorothy Botdorf Award for Clinical Leadership recognizes the importance of leadership skills as a component of nursing practice at the point of direct care. Clinical leadership is exemplified by the nurses’ abilities to work through others to achieve better patient outcomes and contribute to a positive and encouraging environment for practice.
Helen McClelland Award for Clinical Scholarship – Lise Bauman, RN, Clinical Nurse III, CCU
The Helen McClelland Award for Clinical Scholarship is given to nurses who exhibit an attitude of clinical inquiry that integrates evaluation and utilize research and/or evidence into the delivery of care to patients. These nurses are committed to a spirit of lifelong learning that draws on reflective practice as a way of building expertise.