Courtney Jones, RN, of Hyattsville, Md., has been named Employee of the Year by the Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C., according to a news release.Jones is an employee of Children’s National School Services, which places nurses in Washington area public and charter schools, and works at Dunbar High School in Washington. Jones has created a mentoring and support group for female students called The Ladies of Dunbar to provide life skills education, college preparation, health lessons and other skills, according to the release.
In addition to her regular duties as school nurse, Jones has mentored newly hired nurses and trained colleagues in using the new electronic health records system.
“Courtney is a champion for children’s health through her dedication to the students at Dunbar and her fellow nurses from Children’s National School Services,” Mina DeShazo, vice president of human resources for Children’s National Health System, said in the release. “We are proud of her work to care for more than just the physical needs of children, but to help them grow into healthy adults, emotionally and physically.”