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Tuesday, June 23, 2009 - Three SJH Nurses Receive Recognition from National Nursing Organization
Three nurses from South Jersey Healthcare were recently selected as finalists for the Nursing Spectrum 2009 Nursing Excellence Awards, an honor which only 30 nurses from the Philadelphia and Tri-State area received. 
Elizabeth Sheridan, RN, MA, FACHE, chief nurse executive and chief operating officer of the Regional Medical Center at SJH, was honored with the Nursing Excellence Award in the area of Advancing & Leading the Profession.  This award recognizes RNs who have made contributions that have advanced and strengthen the nursing profession or the delivery of patient care.  These nurses have also made broad-reaching contributions that have an impact on the entire profession rather than a single organization.

Patricia Heslop, RN, MSN, APN-C, clinical specialist and outcomes manager for cardiac care at SJH, was honored with the Nursing Excellence Award in the area of Teaching.  She was recognized among RNs who have made significant contributions in education, professional development and/or long-term learning of nursing professionals.

Patricia Sanchez, RN, nurse manager of the medical acute care unit at SJH, was nominated and selected a finalist for the Nursing Excellence Award in the area of Management, an award that recognizes RNs who have demonstrated exceptional management of nursing or patient care services in any setting.  These nurses are managers who have a talent for developing successful employees and systems.

The Nursing Spectrum’s Excellence Awards has been recognizing the extraordinary contributions nurses make to their patients, each other, and the profession for more than a decade.  The nominees include staff nurses, nursing educators, vice presidents as well as CNEs.  No matter what their role or the nursing setting, these nurses have found ways to raise the bar for their peers and the quality of life of their patients.