Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital recently awarded the 2014 Jean Ewing Nursing Excellence Award to Amanda Hiett, RN, BSN, who works in the hospitals day surgery post-anesthesia care unit. She received the award for exemplifying the highest standards of professional and nursing excellence, according to a news release.
Amanda represents the very best of our profession, Denise Majeski, RN, MSN, ACM, BE-BC, vice president of operations and CNE for Northwestern Lake Forest, said in the release. Amanda approaches her work with complete professionalism accompanied by compassion so that each patient is assured they are receiving the best care possible after surgery.
Hiett has worked at Northwestern Lake Forest for five years, and previously worked for nine years at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
Ive been pleased and impressed with the high level of care provided by the physicians and nurses at Northwestern Lake Forest, which matches my experience working at Northwestern Memorial, Hiett said in the release. It is very flattering to receive this award from my peers whom I respect so much.
The hospital honored 11 other nurses with the 2014 Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Nursing Excellence awards in the following categories:
Quality of Practice Tracy Blasius, RN, BSN, CPN (pediatrics);
Education Debra Sandquist, RN, BSN (PACU);
Professional Practice Evaluation Kathleen Hubbard, RN, RNC-MNN (mother/baby);
Communication Juliette Triebe, RN, BSN (day surgery/PACU);
Collaboration Joan Bailey, RN, BNS, ACM (case management);
Ethics Karen Ellis, RN, BSN (emergency services);
Evidence-Based Practice and Research Patricia Alex, RN, CCRN (cath lab/IR);
Resource Utilization Mechelle Krause, RN, BA, WCC (exceptional practice);
Leadership Ellen Persak-Leach, RN, BSN (cardio pulmonary rehab);
Environmental Health Margaret Eis, RN, CEN (ED);
Advance Practice/Nurse Manager/Clinical Masters Prepared Kimberly Goerth, RN, MSN, ACM (case management).
The award recipients were honored for their quality and compassion in caring for patients, families and nursing colleagues and for meeting the American Nurses Associations Standards of Professional Performance, according to the release.