Bertha “Bert” Jackson, MSN, RN, CRNP, of Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, earned the 2014 Red Ribbon Award in the outstanding community leadership category from the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for AIDS Research community advisory board, according to a news release.
Jackson was selected for making significant contributions in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the Philadelphia community. Jackson has been employed by Einstein Medical Center for 37 years. She started as a dental assistant and has worked as an RN for 30 years. For the past four years she has been a nurse practitioner in Einstein’s Immunodeficiency Center. The IDC provides primary care to more than 750 individuals diagnosed with HIV and AIDS. She is known for being a dedicated patient advocate, and assisting those in her care to maintain healthy lifestyles in spite of their diagnosis. She also has lectured on HIV and AIDS prevention topics in the Philadelphia area.