Three Virtua nurses honored at March of Dimes' Awards Gala
Three Virtua nurses were recently honored by the March of Dimes. A nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health of babies, March of Dimes held its annual Maternal/Child Health Awards Gala at the Sheraton in Eatontown, N.J. During this event, 14 individuals were presented awards in a variety of categories; three out of the 14 honorees were Virtua nurses.
Christine Catts, RN, NNP, was recognized in the Advanced Practice Clinical category. She is an experienced neonatal nurse practitioner at Virtua Voorhees who improves quality of care by implementing clinical initiatives. She recently introduced the Vermont Oxford Network Quality Improvement Series to the NICU.
The New Jersey Hero award was presented to Lisa Myers, RN, also a Virtua Voorhees nurse. In addition to her responsibilities as a pediatric emergency department nurse, Myers trains search-and-rescue dogs and volunteers her time aiding natural disaster victims. She has been deployed to the Gulf Coast on behalf of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist individuals affected by hurricanes Gustav, Hannah and Ike.
Ann Coyle, RNC, received the "New Jersey Nurse" award, Coyle has a vital role in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Voorhees, working to save the lives of critically and chronically ill infants. She also leads the "Hoping" support group for families that have suffered the loss of a baby or child.
Ann Campbell, Virtua Chief Nursing Officer said, "I'm so pleased that these talented and caring women were recognized for the exceptional work they do for our patients and their families. It takes skill and expertise to perform the duties of a Maternal/Child health nurse, but it also takes compassion and a huge heart which all of these women undoubtedly have."
As one of New Jersey’s largest health systems, Virtua helps people be well, get well and stay well through a comprehensive range of health care services. Services are delivered through three health and wellness centers, three fitness centers, four acute care hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices with more than 240 physicians, urgent care centers, seven ambulatory surgery centers, home health services, two long-term care and rehabilitation centers, 12 paramedic units and a wide range of outpatient services. A leader in maternal and child health services, Virtua delivers almost 8,000 babies a year. Virtua also provides employment and wellness services to 1,700 businesses and corporations. An innovator in clinical and information technology such as electronic medical records, Virtua is recognized for its ground-breaking partnerships with GE Healthcare
, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
and the Fox Chase Cancer Center
. It is the official orthopedic provider for the Philadelphia Flyers
. Virtua employs more than 8,400 people and has been honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley for seven consecutive years. It is the recipient of the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation. For more information, visit www.virtua.org