LSSH Wins 2014 Specialty Hospital of the Year Award – Wednesday, February 26, 2014
BATON ROUGE, LA – Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital was named 2014 Specialty Hospital of the Year by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation at the 13th Annual Nightingale Gala held February 22, 2014.
LSSH is a fifth-time winner of this award, previously receiving it in 2007, 2008, 2009, & 2010. The hospital was selected for its quality nursing staff who delivers excellence in patient care. This care ultimately produces patient outcomes that far
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Inducted into the Louisiana Nurses Foundation Hall of Fame were: Ann Carruth, Tangipahoa District; Denise Danna, New Orleans District; and Cynthia Prestholdt, Baton Rouge District.
There were 40 registered nurses nominated in individual award categories; with two schools of Nursing and nine hospitals and healthcare facilities from Louisiana completing the list of nominees. A select panel of out-of-state registered nursing and healthcare leaders served as the panel of judges for the award selections.
The Louisiana Nurses Foundation is pleased to acknowledge and congratulate the following recipients for the 2014 Nightingale Awards:
Amanda Brown, St. Francis Medical Center, Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year
Tracie Major, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Clinical Nurse Researcher of the Year
Brittani Naccari, East Jefferson General Hospital, Rookie of the Year
Salena Mathews, St. Francis Medical Center, Registered Nurse Mentor of the Year
Carolyn Moy, St. Francis Medical Center, Clinical Practice Nurse of the Year
Katherine “Kathy” Roberts, St. Francis Medical Center, Clinical Nurse Educator of the Year (Hospital Based)
Diane Fulton, Rapides Regional Medical Center, Nursing Administrator of the Year
Deborah Schmitz, East Jefferson General Hospital, Outstanding Community Achievement by a Registered Nurse
Marirose Bernard, LSU Health New Orleans, School of Nursing, Nursing Educator of the Year
Carol Tingle, Baton Rouge General Medical Center, School of Nursing, Nursing School Administrator of the Year
Our Lady of Holy Cross, Department of Nursing, Nursing School of the Year – Entry into Practice Program
Coletta Barrett, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Louisiana State Nurses Association Volunteer of the Year
Jacqueline Parks Warren, Dr. Joe Ann Clark Scholarship Award
Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital, Lafayette, Specialty Hospital of Year
Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital, Hammond, Acute Care Hospital of the Year (less than 60 beds)
Ochsner Medical Center-Baton Rouge, Acute Care Hospital of the Year (61 to 160 beds)
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge, Acute Care Hospital of the Year (over 161 beds)
Sadye Batts, Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Registered Nurse of the Year
Eric Rome, Lane Regional Medical Center, Zachary, Registered Nurse of the Year
Dr. Carol Tingle, President of the Louisiana State Nurses Association and Norlyn Hyde, President of the Louisiana Nurses Foundation acknowledged Louisiana State Nurses Association staff, including Carol Cairo, Program Director, along with the Nightingale Gala Sponsors for their efforts and contributions that helped to make this illustrious event so successful.
Carol A. Tingle, PhD, MSN
President, Louisiana State Nurses Association
5713 Superior Drive, Suite A-6
Baton Rouge, LA 70816