Twenty-one nurses from the Greater Chicago region were honored Feb. 5 as part of the annual National Black Nurses Day event at Apostolic Faith Church in Chicago.
The program, titled Nursing Impacting Policy, Patients And Community, honored nurses in categories such as Rehabilitative Care, Neurological Care, Politics, Disease Management, and Preventive Healthcare and Wellness.
The festivities were presented by the Chicago Chapter of the National Black Nurses Association, the Alpha Eta Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, the Beta Mu Chapter of Lambda Pi Alpha Sorority and the Provident Hospital Alumni Association.
The event included keynote speaker Donna Thompson, RN, MS, CEO of Access Community Health Network. Sandra Webb-Booker, RN, chairwoman of the National Black Nurses Day committee, served as emcee.Denise Johnson, RN, is presented with her plaque in the Disease Management category.
Joan Wise, RN, was honored in Rehabilitative Care, and Joylin Anderson-Calhoun, RN, earned recognition in Neurological Care. In the Politics category, Joan M. Bundley, RN; Pamela Johnson, RN; Evelyn Littleton, RN; and Janice Phillips, RN, were recognized during the program. Disease Management honors were given to Cindy M. Bracy, RN; Adrienne A. Green, RN; Denise Johnson, RN; and Doris Jones-Harper, RN.
The 11 nurses honored in Preventive Healthcare and Wellness were Denise M. Griggs, RN; Sheila A. Harmon, RN; Leretha R. Thomas, RN; Toni L. Scott, RN; Denise L. Williams, RN; Precious Williams, LPN; Vicki Pittman, RN; Phyllis A. Evans, RN; Betty J. Allen, RN; June P. Shivers, RN; and John W. Fason, RN.
Awards were presented by Webb-Booker, Louise Hoskins Broadnax, RN, and Carolyn Rimmer, RN, president of the Chicago Chapter of the NBNA.