Pam’s Party Line for March 5, 2014

Night out for nurses

The Louisiana Nurses Foundation inducted three people into its Hall of Fame during Feb. 22 ceremonies.

At the 13th annual Nightingale Gala at the Crowne Plaza, Cynthia Prestholdt, of the Baton Rouge District; Ann Carruth, of the Tangipahoa District; and Denise Danna, of the New Orleans District, were inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Nightingale Awards were presented to: Tracie Major, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Clinical Nurse Researcher of the Year; Carol Tingle, Baton Rouge General Medical Center, School of Nursing, Nursing School Administrator of the Year; Coletta Barrett, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Louisiana State Nurses Association Volunteer of the Year; and Sadye Batts, Baton Rouge General Medical Center, and Eric Rome, Lane Regional Medical Center, Zachary, Registered Nurse of the Year.

Also, Amanda Brown, Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year; Salena Mathews, St. Francis Medical Center, Registered Nurse Mentor of the Year; Carolyn Moy, Clinical Practice Nurse of the Year; and Kathy Roberts, Clinical Nurse Educator of the Year (hospital based) ­— St. Francis Medical Center; Brittani Naccari, Rookie of the Year, and Deborah Schmitz, Outstanding Community — East Jefferson General Hospital Achievement by a Registered Nurse; Diane Fulton, Nursing Administrator of the Year — Rapides Regional Medical Center; Marirose Bernard, Nursing Educator of the Year — LSU Health New Orleans, School of Nursing; and Jacqueline Parks Warren, Dr. Joe Ann Clark Scholarship Award.

Also, Ochsner Medical Center-Baton Rouge, Acute Care Hospital of the Year (61 to 160 beds); Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge, Acute Care Hospital of the Year (more than 161 beds); Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital, Hammond, Acute Care Hospital of the Year (less than 60 beds); Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital, Lafayette, Specialty Hospital of Year; and Our Lady of Holy Cross Department of Nursing, Nursing School of the Year.

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