Nurses from Main Line Health System had not been honored at the annual Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania in the events first 19 years.
On Oct. 16, during the 20th annual gala in Camp Hill, Pa., two Main Line nurses were among seven honored at the statewide event.
Irene OBrien, RN, an ICU nurse at Paoli (Pa.) Hospital, was named the Patient Choice Award winner, and Robin G. Sheeran, RN, of Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital in Malvern, Pa., was the Clinical Practice RN category winner.
More than 135 nominations were received for the event, which took place at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel & Convention Center.Photo courtesy of Main Line Health System
From left, Irene OBrien and Robin G. Sheeran celebrate their Nightingale awards with Main Line Healths Chief Nursing Officer Nancy Valentine, RN, PhD.
The Patient Choice Award is unique since the winner is determined through nominations from the family of a patient.
I am humbled by this award, particularly because it is recognition from a patients family for something that I have made my lifes work, OBrien said.
The Nursing Research honor was awarded to Beth Ann Swan, CRNP, PhD, who serves as professor and senior associate dean, academic affairs at Thomas Jefferson Universitys Jefferson School of Nursing in Philadelphia.Richard B. Arbour, RN
Nancy L. Rothman, RN, EdD, was the winner in the Nursing Administration category. Rothman serves as the Independence Foundation professor of urban community nursing and director of community-based practices at Temple Universitys College of Health Professions, Philadelphia.
The Advanced Practice RN honor was awarded to Richard B. Arbour, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNRN, CCNS, FAAN, a critical care clinical nurse specialist at Philadelphias Albert Einstein Healthcare Network.Nancy L. Rothman, RN
Jacquelin Harrington, RN, DEd, professor and chairperson, nursing department at York College of Pennsylvania, was honored in Nursing Education.
Erin M. Brazil of Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, Pa., was honored in the Clinical Practice LPN category.Jacquelin Harrington, RN