Excellence in Nursing Awards

The Excellence in Nursing Awards

The Excellence in Nursing Awards recognize and celebrate Baptist RNs for their outstanding achievements.

March 2017

Nurse Educator

Megan Wilson
Megan Wilson, BSN, RN-BC

Unit Education Coordinator
4D Neuro / Stroke Unit

Nurse in Inpatient Clinical Practice

Heather Bell
Heather Bell, BSN, RN, CCRN

Staff Nurse
Adult Intensive Care Unit (AICU)

Nurse Manager

Bethany Hill
Bethany Hill, MSN, RN-BC

Nurse Manager
5N Surgical Unit / 5S Urology Surgical Unit

Nurse Mentor

Chalon Huffman
Chalon Huffman, ADN, RN, CCRN

Staff Nurse
Emergency Department

Nurse Rookie

Kelly Davies
Kelly Collier Davies, ADN, RN

Staff Nurse
5S Urology Surgical Unit

Nurse Team

Endoscopy Center
Endoscopy Center

(Staff Nurses, GI Lab Technicians, Surgical Technologist, Respiratory Therapist, and Unit Clerk)

Nurse Lifetime of Nursing Service

Janice Smith
Janice Smith, ADN, CGRN, RN

Staff Nurse
Endoscopy Center

October 2016

Nurse in Clinical Practice

Ron Permenter, ADN, CBN, RN
Bariatric Coordinator
Bariatric Services

Nurse Mentor

Kayla Reed, BSN, RN
Staff Nurse
Progressive Care Unit (PCU)

Nurse Educator

Heather Anderson, BSN, ONC, RN
Unit Education Coordinator
6C / 6D Orthopedic Unit

Nurse Manager

Sherry Cooper, ADN, RN
Clinic Nurse Manager
Baptist Premier Clinic – Outpatient MBMC Department

Nurse Rookie

Samuel “Nick” Starkey, BSN
Staff Nurse
6D Ortho Unit

Nurse Innovator/Researcher

Tina Magers, PhD, RN-BC
Nursing Excellence and Research Coordinator
Nursing Administration

Nurse Team

Case Management
(Case Managers, Social Workers, and Utilization Review Nurses)
Discharge Planning

Nurse Lifetime of Nursing Service

Rose Foster, ADN, RN
Staff Nurse
Progressive Care Unit (PCU)

March 2016

Nurse in Clinical Practice

Elizabeth Lishman, BSN, RN-BC
Staff Nurse
5S Surgical Unit

Nurse Mentor

Bobbi Ford, MSN, RN-BC
Education Coordinator
Education Resource Center

Nurse Manager

Tanya Bennett-Green, MSN, RN
Nurse Manager
6A and 6B Medical-Surgical Unit/Senior Behavioral Health/Restorative Care Hospital

Nurse in Non-Traditional Nursing Setting

Gloria Thompson, Diploma, RN
Case Manager
Discharge Planning

Nurse Lifetime of Nursing Service

Judy Altman, MHCA, BSN, RN
Staff Nurse
5S Surgical Unit

Baptist Nightingale Nominees

Each year the Mississippi Nurses Association and The Mississippi Nurses Foundation sponsor the Nightingale Awards that honor exceptional service in the Nursing and Health Care Industry in Mississippi.

Baptist is pleased to nominate the following nurses from our Excellence winners for these awards in 2017.

Nurse of Distinction Award

Bobbi Ford, MSN, RN-BC
Director of Service Excellence
Hospital Administration

Nurse Educator

William Stoltzfus, BSN, CEN, CCRN, RN
Unit Education Coordinator
Emergency Department

Nurse Manager of the Year

Rosalynn Middleton, MSN, NE-BC, RN
Nurse Manager
1N Women’s Surgical Unit / 3B Medical Surgical Unit

Inpatient Clinical Practice of the Year

Elizabeth Lishman, BSN, RN-BC
Staff Nurse
5 South Surgical Unit

Outpatient Clinical Practice of the Year

Ron Permenter, ADN, CBN, RN
Bariatric Navigator
Bariatric Services and Nutrition Center

Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year

Regina Thompson, MSN, CRNA
Staff Anesthetist
Anesthesia

Nurse in Non-Traditional Setting of the Year

Sheila Friedman, BSN, RN
Case Manager
Discharge Planning

Nurse Mentor of the Year

Cassandra Courtney, MSN, CCRN, RN
Staff Nurse
Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)

Nurse Rookie of the Year

Blake Kennedy, BSN, RN
Staff Nurse
Emergency Department

Nurse Team of the Year

Case Management
Discharge Planning Department

Nurse Preceptor of the Year

Meagan Roberts, BSN, RN-BC
Unit Education Coordinator
3B Medical-Surgical Unit

Outstanding Community Achievement Award

Gloria Thompson, Diploma, RN
Case Manager
Discharge Planning

Nurse Innovator/Researcher of the Year

Tina Magers, PhD, RN-BC
Nursing Excellence and Research Coordinator
Patient Care Services Administration

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