At the 25th anniversary of the Nightingale awards of Pennsylvania on October 24, 2014, three of Main Line Health’s six finalists were named winners in their respective categories:
- Michele (Shell) James, BSN, MSS, RN-BC, Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, won in the category of Nursing Research. Her publication and research including validating a multifactorial falls risk assessment were contributory.
- Sue Lynch MSN, RN, CNR, CNOR, RNFA, Riddle Hospital, won the award in the category of Nurse Educator. Sue was recognized for her exceptional work as a clinical educator in surgical services. Her publications and research including collaborative relationships between mentor and student, how we are stamping out sharp injuries, and others contributed to her selection.
- Doug Smith, BSN, RN, CEN, PCEN, PHRN, EMT, Paoli Hospital, was announced the winner in the Clinical Practice category. He is a staff nurse in the Paoli Hospital Emergency Department and the primary investigator for a research project on compassion fatigue in emergency department and rehabilitation nurses.
Main Line Health’s finalists were:
- Sara Hollstein, MSN, NP, ANCC, ONCC – Paoli Hospital – Advanced Practice RN category
- Deborah Mantegna, MSN, RN – Riddle Hospital – Community Nursing category
- Nancy Shields, MSN, RNC-OB – Bryn Mawr Hospital – Nurse Educator – Staff category
“Celebrating their 25th year, Nightingale recognizes nurses nominated by their peers in eight categories, and we are privileged to have our nurses among this elite group of winners and finalists,” said Main Line Health Chief Nursing Officer Barbara Wadsworth. “Nurses play such a pivotal role in patient care and Main Line Health is proud that they are being recognized.”
The Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania is a philanthropic organization whose purpose is to create, cultivate and support environments where professional nursing achievements are valued.
Founded in 1985, Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health’s commitment—to deliver advanced medicine to treat and cure disease while also playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects our intent to keep our community and ourselves well ahead. A team of more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout the Main Line Health system.
At Main Line Health’s core are four of the region’s most respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation’s recognized facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.
The Main Line Health system also includes Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, which includes skilled home health care, hospice and home infusion services; Main Line Health Centers, primary and specialty care, lab and radiology, and other outpatient services located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton and Newtown Square; Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a biomedical research organization; and Main Line HealthCare, one of the region’s largest multispecialty physician networks.
Main Line Health is the recipient of numerous awards for quality care and service, including System Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for nursing excellence, the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award, and recognition as among the nation’s best employers by Forbes magazine. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect and inclusion and has proudly embraced the American Hospital Association’s #123forEquity Pledge to Act to eliminate disparities in care. We are dedicated to advancing patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.