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Two Main Line Health nurses named winners of Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania

Main Line Health November 21, 2016 News Releases

Patty Decina, Bryn Mawr Hospital Pediatric Unit and Judy Latham, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital Nurse Manager, have been named winners of the Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania. Decina won in the Clinical Practice RN category, and Latham won in the Nursing Administration Leader/Manager category. They were honored at the 27th Annual Gala on Friday, November 4, 2016 in Camp Hill, Pa.

“These nurse exemplars were selected for this prestigious nursing award from more than 100 nominations,” said Barbara Wadsworth, chief nursing officer, Main Line Health. “This honor serves as an acknowledgement of the important contributions each of these nurses makes to Main Line Health and to the nursing profession.”

Main Line Health was represented in the Nightingale Awards with five additional finalists: Meghan Walker, Paoli Hospital, Community Nurse category; Cynthia Wagner, Main Line Health, Nursing Administration – Leader/Manager category; Linda Brennan Bornstein, Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, Nursing Education-Staff Development category; Cathleen Vandenbraak, Paoli Hospital, Nursing Education-Staff Development category; and Lauren Schoppet, Lankenau Medical Center, Nursing Research category.

Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania is a statewide, non-profit foundation created to help recruit and retain nursing professionals. Nightingale acknowledges outstanding nurses through scholarships and awards. Over the past 27 years, Nightingale has given out more than $280,000 in scholarships.

About Main Line Health

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.

Contact

Bridget Therriault
Director, Communications
Office: 484.580.1025
Cell: 484.222.9154
therriaultb@mlhs.org