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10 Nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hosptial Dallas Named to 'Great 100' List

DALLAS — Ten Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas nurses has been named 2012 Great 100 Nurses, setting a new record for the hospital. The Dallas/Fort Worth Great 100 Nurses Inc. recognizes nurses who exemplify excellence in the art and science of nursing.

“Each of these nurses exemplifies excellence in clinical care, education, information technology, and leadership,” said Cole Edmonson, D.N.P., R.N., FACHE, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services at Texas Health Dallas. “They are stellar examples of nurses living the mission of Texas Health Dallas — to care for the people in the communities we serve.”

The 10 Texas Health Dallas honorees are:

  • Barbara Baggett, B.S.N., R.N., O.N.C., who has had more than 30 years of nursing experience — ranging from medical-surgical, and neurology — is currently a charge nurse in the orthopedic unit at Texas Health Dallas. She is a member of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses and President-elect of the local chapter Dallas Orthopaedic Nurses, Inc.
  • Mary Krogh, R.N., CPAN, is a charge nurse in the post anesthesia care unit at Texas Health Dallas, and co-investigator of a recent research project that aims to improve patient comfort and patient satisfaction. She celebrates her 30th anniversary at Texas Health Dallas this year.
  • Libby Morse, B.S.N., R.N., CPAN, is a peri-anesthesia clinical educator at Texas Health Dallas and co-investigator for a nursing research project on unplanned peri-operative hypothermia. The research poster won first place at the International Conference for PeriAnesthesia Nurses in 2011.
  • Thanh Nguyen, R.N., CRRN, a strong patient advocate who has 24 years of nursing experience, serves as nursing supervisor for inpatient rehabilitation at Texas Health Dallas. She is known to exudes confidence and instills a sense of security in patients and families.
  • Thao P. Nguyen, B.S.N, RNC-NIC, CCRN, a staff nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at Texas Health Dallas, is known for her compassionate care for the tiniest patients and their families. Her impeccable attendance of more than seven years illustrate her passion for nursing.
  • Thuy D. Nguyen, B.S.N., R.N., O.N.C., is a charge nurse who has been recognized for her quickness and compassionate patient care in the orthopedic unit at Texas Health Dallas. For her work, she was recently named a finalist for the Excellence in Dallas Nursing Awards in Orthopedics by D magazine.
  • Carissa Enright, M.S.N., R.N., PMHNP-BC, is a part-time advanced practice psychiatric nurse at Texas Health Dallas with 37 years of nursing experience. Pursuing her passion for teaching, she is also an associate clinical professor at Texas Woman’s University.
  • Shari Nathanson, B.S.N., RNC-NIC, is a staff nurse and a transport team nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at Texas Health Dallas. With more than 29 years of nursing experience, she is highly respected by her peers, multidisciplinary teams, and physicians on the hospital’s medical staff.
  • Tia Reinhardt, R.N., system administrator & builder for the Electronic Health Record for Texas Health Resources ITS and Texas Health Dallas, serves as the primary resource within IT for solving complex programs with documentation and workflows, as well as the expert on building and using Texas Health Resources computer systems.
  • Kelli Raibick, M.S.N., R.N., NEA-BC, IBCLC, who has 25 years of nursing experience, is a nurse manger in postpartum and interim director for women’s and infants services at Texas Health Dallas. She was awarded the hospital’s Service Excellence Champion Award in 2011 for her dynamic leadership, creativity and responsiveness, and for her focus on patient satisfaction and quality patient care.

The Great 100 Nurses celebration raises the awareness of the contributions of nurses to patient care, research, leadership, education and community service of more than 15,000 nurses practicing in North Texas. Nurses are nominated by their peers, practice sites, patients and families based on how they’ve impacted their lives, communities, peers and profession.

The DFW Great 100 Nurses celebration is funded annually by generous donations from sponsors from the communities in which the nurses live and work. This year’s winners will be honored at the celebration on April 11 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is an 866-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, having provided compassionate care to the residents of Dallas and surrounding communities since 1966. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Texas Health Dallas among the nation’s best hospitals in digestive disorders, orthopedics, and neurology and neurosurgery. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Dallas has approximately 4,000 employees and an active medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit

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