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Great 100 Nurses - 2009


Texas Health Lands 29 Honorees on 2009 Roster of "Great 100 Nurses"

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Kathy
Baldwin

SW FW

Kelly
Ballinger

HEB

Dorothy
Bartz

Plano

Deborah
Behan

HEB

Chris
Brooks

Dallas

Susan
Courtois

Plano 

Jeanette
Vaughan Duric

Dallas

Joyce
Eckstein

Fort Worth 

               

Carol M.
Jones

Dallas

Glenda
Kupferle

Fort Worth

Jackie
Laws

Cleburne

Susie
Morrison

Cleburne

Beth
Nolan

HEB

Carol
Olivier

Cleburne

Sharon
Overath

HEB

Allison
Snyder

Fort Worth

               

Gail
Tucker

SW FW

Meg
Wagner

Fort Worth

Anne
Wainwright

HEB

Faylene
Walker

Kaufman

Marcie
Walters

Plano

Kathy
Walton

HEB

Catherine
Warthan

Fort Worth

Diane
Wickline

SW FW

               

 

 

 

Gayle
Wilkins

Fort Worth

Debra
Willis

Plano

Mary Jane
Winkenhofer

Plano

Julie
Winkler

Arlington

Kathy
Wright

Plano

 

 

 


Awards Accounting for Almost One-Third of Recognized Nurses in
D/FW Metroplex,  More than Any Other Hospital or Health System

ARLINGTON, Texas, March 4, 2009 — Some might see it as a competition and, if so, the nurses at Texas Health Resources hospitals have dominated, winning 29 spots on the coveted "Great 100 Nurses" list, an annual award naming the best of the best in the nursing profession in the D/FW area.

Oncology Nurse Sharon Overath, R.N., O.C.N., who works at the bedside treating cancer patients at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hurst Euless Bedford, will hear none of that.

"It's about teamwork," Overath says. "These nurses here challenge me and, at the same time, they are my safety net. It's about helping each other and pushing each other to be better. Every good nurse will tell you that."

Overath and two of the nurses on her 13-bed oncology unit were named to the list, as were nurses at hospitals across the Texas Health system. All told, Texas Health nurses nabbed 29 spots on the "Great 100 Nurses" list, accounting for almost a third of the recognized nurses in D/FW — more than any other hospital or health system in the Metroplex.

"It is nothing less than a coup," said Douglas D. Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health.  "Our nurses set a high bar for each other, an example of excellence that is made up of hard work and dedication for every patient, every day. I am proud that their work was recognized among the best in our region."

DFW Great 100 Nurses, Inc. annually sponsors the DFW Great 100 Nurses to recognize those who exemplify excellence in the art and science of nursing. The award is unique in that honorees do not have to belong to a particular professional organization or practice in a particular clinical specialty to be recognized; any registered nurse whose place of employment is within the TNA's districts may be nominated by their peers and then ultimately selected by the TNA's Nurse Executive Group for the award.

The "Great 100 Nurses" will be honored by TNA Districts 3 and 4 and by the Dallas-Fort Worth Nurse Executives at the 19th annual gala on April 19th at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.


Texas Health "Great 100" honorees by hospital:

Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital

  • Julie Winkler, RN, BSN
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne
  • Jackie Laws, RN
  • Susie Morrison, BSN, RN-C, IBCLC
  • Carol Olivier, RN, BS

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth

  • Joyce Eckstein, RN, BSN, IBCLC, LCCE, FACCE
  • Glenda Kupferle, RN, MSN, CWOCN
  • Allison Snyder, RN, MSN(C), BSN, CCRN
  • Meg Wagner, RN, MLS
  • Catherine Warthan, RN-C, BSN
  • Gayle Wilkins, RN, MSN(C), OCN
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman
  • Faylene Walker, RN

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital HEB

  • Kelly Ballinger, RN, OCN
  • Deborah Behan, RN-BC, PhD(C)
  • Beth Nolan, RN, BSN, IBCLC, ACCE
  • Sharon Overath, RN, OCN
  • Anne Wainwright, RN, OCN
  • Kathy Walton, RN, BSN
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
  • Chris Brooks, RN-C, MSN
  • Jeanette Vaughan Duric, RN, MSN, CCRN
  • Carol M. Jones, MS, RN, CPAN
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital
Southwest Fort Worth
  • Kathy Baldwin, PhD, RN, CNS, ANP, GNP, CEN
  • Gail Tucker, RN, BSN
  • Diane Wickline, RN, BSN

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano

  • Dorothy Bartz, RN, BSN
  • Susan Courtois, RN, BSN
  • Marcie Walters, RN
  • Debra Willis, BS, RN-BC
  • Mary Jane Winkenhofer, RN, BSN
  • Kathy Wright, RN, BSN, CCRN

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. The system of 13 hospitals includes Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, Texas Health Presbyterian hospitals, and a medical research organization. Texas Health is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.TexasHealth.org.


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