Excellence
In Nursing
Awards

About the Excellence in Nursing Awards

There are jobs, and then there are callings. Some people are just born with the gift of caregiving, and through their gifts, they make our city a better place to live. The 2019 Excellence in Nursing awards is your opportunity to publicly recognize a nurse you see healing North Texas with skill and spirit.

Medical professionals and patients alike are invited to nominate registered nurses for the awards.

Winners will be featured in the March 2019 issue of D Magazine.

Nominate a nurse

Nominations for the 2019 program end October 5, 2018.

2018 Winners

Education/Research

Liffy Indu Cherian
Clinical Nurse Educator
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Vicki L. Hallum
Education Specialist, Nursing Orientation Coordinator
Methodist Charlton Medical Center

Jeremy Lewis
Associate Unit Manager
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Jillian Smartt
Nurse Navigator
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Leadership

Pyari Abraham
Associate Unit Manager, GI Lab
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Stacey Barker
Associate Unit Manager
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Beth P. Beckman
Chief Nursing Officer
Baylor University Medical Center, a part of Baylor Scott & White Health

Philip Boettcher
Vice President of Emergency Services and Nursing
Baylor University Medical Center, a part of Baylor Scott & White Health

 

Janet Cover
Manager of Adv. Practice- Specialty
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Cynthia D. Ekes
Director: Nursing Med-Surg Acute/ONC
Texas Health Resources

Kashundra S. Foreman
Nursing Administrative Officer
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Nora Frasier
Vice President Nursing, Chief Nursing Officer
Methodist Mansfield Medical Center

Gabriel Etienne Fruge
Senior Project Manager, Non-Tech. Trans. In.
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Susan Hernandez
Chief Nurse Executive
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Tiffany Lee Hicks
Emergency Department Manager, EMS Liaison, Chest Pain Coordinator
The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton

Mini Joby Kannookkadan
Associate Unit Manager
Parkland Health & Hospital System

 

Susan K. Moats
Chief Nursing Officer, Vice President of Patient Care Services
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center–Plano, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano

Kim T. Nguyen
Vice President of Nursing, Surgical Services
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Gail W. Nordman
Unit Manager III
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Donna Richardson
SVP and Associate CNO
Parkland Health & Hospital System

 

Direct Care

Kay Armstrong
Nurse Manager
Methodist Charlton Medical Center

Kailey Alese Blansit
Registered Nurse
Methodist Charlton Medical Center

Amy Sherie Brown
Nursing Clinical Coordinator
Methodist Mansfield Medical Center

Stephanie Campbell
Burn Program Manager
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Shannon Chalk
Assistant Nurse Manager
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Shanna Choate
Nursing Procedure Specialist
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Polly B. Cordova
Adv. Practice Provider II–NRP
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Megan Cortez King
Specialty Nurse Coordinator, OR
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Stefanie Laurel Crain
Registered Nurse
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Stephanie Crank
Nursing Operations Specialist
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Jennifer Cross
Adv. Practice Provider I–GEN
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Tessy Davidson
Infection Preventionist
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Sally Derrick
Craniofacial Team Coordinator
Children’s Health

Phyllis Dyess-Nugent
Director of Nursing, Labor and Delivery Perinatal
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Leslie Ann Erfe
RN III Med-Surg
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Anne Katrine Fjordholm
Staff Nurse
Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Joan Ellen Fox
Nurse Manager
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center–Plano

Doris Giles
Faith Community Nursing Coordinator
Methodist Health System

Erin Glanz
Manager of Operating Room and Sterile Processing
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center–Plano

Adam Blair Golden
Unit Manager III
Parkland Health & Hospital System

April Greenberg
Education Specialist
Methodist Mansfield Medical Center

Cheryl Hammer
Manager
Methodist Mansfield Medical Center

Scarlett Harden
Adv. Practice Nurse, Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Robin Harding
Trauma Nurse Clinician II-WE 2Day
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Kelly Heathman
Director of Nursing
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Michael Hernandez
Director of Nursing
Methodist Mansfield Medical Center

Raminder Hira
Lactation Consultant
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Emily Holmes
Neurosurgical Spine Coordinator, OR
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Latitia Houston
Infection Preventionist
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Ruth Ifediora
Nurse Educator
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Monica F. Jackson
RN III
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Aleasha Johns
Critical Care Educator
Methodist Mansfield Medical Center

Nicole McGarrah Johnson
Director of Transplant Quality and Regulatory Compliance
Baylor University Medical Center, a part of Baylor Scott & White Health

Midaeja Killen
RN III Med-Surg
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Melanie Renee King
Adv. Pract. Provider III–GEN
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Molly K. King
Cardiac ICU Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Children’s Health

Karrie Madalyn Klein
Staff Registered Nurse
Methodist Mansfield Medical Center

 

Janice C. Lankford
Manager of Adv. Practice- Specialty
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Mercedes Lawson
Registered Nurse
Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Lacye Lemke
Registered Nurse
Methodist Mansfield Medical Center

Kathy Jo Lewis
Manager, Invasive and Noninvasive Cardiovascular Services
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center–Garland

Lauren K. Lindemann
Assistant Service Manager, Emergency Services Department
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Amanda Rene Lopez
RN III Med-Surg
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Jessica Michelle Low
Registered Nurse
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Catherine Lux
Adv. Practice Provider III–GEN
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Rebecca Martin
Unit Manager II
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Erin McCracken-Pittman
Adv. Service Manager, Emergency Services Department
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Melanie McMahon
Burn Nurse Clinician
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Martha Megginson
Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center–Grapevine

David Wayne Molengraaf
Director of Nursing, Critical Care Services
Methodist Charlton Medical Center

Rebecca Moore
Registered Nurse, Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
Children’s Health

Kelly Marie Murphy
Surgical ICU Manager
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Sandra Nasr
Labor and Delivery Nurse
Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Abimbola Olajumoke Owoyele
Supervisor, Nursing
Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas Hospital

 

Angela N. Pearce
Adv. Practice Provider II–Trauma
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Pam Petersen
Registered Nurse, Pulmonary Clinic
Children’s Health

Amanda Joanne Pitt
RN Surgical Specialties
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Nadia Pratt
Asst. Nurse Manager, SICU
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Emma Ramon
RN III–NNICU
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Mary R. Reece
Charge Nurse
Children’s Health

Susan Robinson
Staff Nurse
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Sajith Sasidhar
Supervisor, Nursing
Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas Hospital

Mary Christina Sunna
Nurse Anesthetist CRNA
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Laura Lea Sweatt
Director of Magnet Program and Centralized Nursing
Methodist Mansfield Medical Center

Ethel H. Tate
Charge Registered Nurse
Methodist Health System

Tami Thompson
Adv. Practice Provider II–NRP
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Sharla Turner
Unit Manager II
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Tracy Tyner
Adv. Practice Provider I –ACLS
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Flame Zabala Uytico
Clinical Nurse Leader/RN V
Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas Hospital

Alessondra Vaughn
Clinical Nurse Leader/RN V
Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas Hospital

Chad R. Vickers
Nurse Practitioner
Acclaim/JPS Health Network

Mallorie Elizabeth Walkup
Registered Nurse
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center–Plano

Karen Zelman
Adv. Practice Provider II–NRP
Parkland Health & Hospital System

The Excellence in Nursing Awards Event

The attendees had the opportunity to mix and mingle at the D Magazine headquarters and received an early peek into the March issue.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make nominations?

Nominations for the 2019 program is not available yet. Check back soon.

What are the categories?

The categories are Education/Research, Leadership, and Direct Care. The panel reviews the categories each year and ensures we are not leaving out a worthy subsector.

How are winners selected?

Only nominees with a current RN license will be considered. Applications are sent to a panel of multiple esteemed leaders in healthcare (Chief Nursing Officers, nursing educators, and more) for judging. Each panelist scores each application. D Magazine compiles the scores, and the highest in each category are announced as finalists.

When will the winners be announced?

D Magazine will announce winners in December. All winners will be featured in the March 2019 issue of D Magazine.

Where can I get more information?

For editorial information, contact Emily Heft. For advertising information, contact Kym Rock.