CDH Nursing Awards and Recognition

Central DuPage Hospital Nursing Awards and Recognition

2017

2017 Poster Presentations

Michelle Olech Smith MSN, RN-BC, CHSE and Sara Tidwell MSN, RNC, CHSE
January 2017: “Preparing to make an IMPACT: Simulation-Based Clinical Orientation Program”, International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando.

2017 External Publications

Hillary Crumlett MSN, RN, CNML, Alexander Johnson MSN, APN, CCNS, RN, CCRN
2017: “Chapter 58: Arterial Catheter Insertion (Perform),” “Chapter 59: Arterial Catheter Insertion (Assist), Care, and Removal,” and “Chapter 61: Blood Sampling from an Arterial Catheter,” AACN Procedure Manual for High Acuity, Progressive, and Critical Care, 7th ed.

Alexander Johnson MSN, APN, CCNS, RN, CCRN, Hillary Crumlett MSN, RN, CNML
2017: “Chapter 68: Esophageal Cardiac Output Monitoring (Perform),” “Chapter 69: Esophageal Cardiac Output Monitoring: Assist, Care, and Removal,” AACN Procedure Manual for High Acuity, Progressive, and Critical Care, 7th ed.

2016

2016 American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Beacon Award for Excellence, Gold Designation for the Critical Care Units

To receive the beacon Award, a unit must meet defined criteria within the following criteria:

  • Leadership structures and systems
  • Appropriate staffing and staff engagement
  • Effective communication, knowledge management, learning and development
  • Evidence-based practice and processes
  • Outcome measurement

2016 Nurse's Week Awards

Transformational Leadership
Lynne Bernard, RN- Director of Operations and Nursing at NWM Convenient Care Centers

Professional Practice
Anne Batty, BSN, RN- Staff Nurse, NWM St. Charles Convenient Care
Deanna Wilson- Staff Nurse NM CDH Peds/PICU

Nursing Support
Krystle Tarkington- NICU PCT, NM CDH

Contribution to Research and EBP
Brittany Wienkes BSN, RN- Staff Nurse Critical Care, NM CDH

2016 Tom Williams Award Winners

The Dr. Tom Williams Awards for leadership, volunteerism and clinical excellence were created as a tribute to and in remembrance of Tom Williams, MD, General Surgeon and former CDH Medical Staff President (2001-2005).

Congratulations to the nurse awardees of the 2016 Dr. Tom Williams Awards!

Volunteerism
Jennie Palacol Bagaconza BSN, RN, CNRN, Emergency Department

Clinical Excellence
Kate Foster, RN-BSN, TNS, Emergency Department
Ashley Giblin, RN, CPHON, Pediatrics
Michelle Murphy, RNC-NIC, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Jennie Pentz, BSN, RN, CPN, CPHON, Pediatric Subspecialties
Magan Schwartz, ANP-BC NMRMG, Medical Oncology
Luanne Theede, BSN, RN, Cardiac Intermediate Unit

Leadership
Angie Black, MSN, RN, CPN, NE-BC, Strategic Services
F. Marie Lowe, MSN, RN, LSSGB, Department of Professional Practice
Lucy Malmrose, BSN, RN, West OR/SDS/PACU
Marcia Musgrove, MSN, RN, Northwestern Medicine Home Health and Hospice
Karin Podolski, MSN, MPH, RN, Community Health Services
Jessica Raymond , BSN, RN, TNCC, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU)
Karen Varble, RN, CNOR, West Operating Room
Laura Susan Vogel, BSN, RN, PCCN, IMCU

2016 Podium Presentation

Alex Johnson, APN
March 2016: “Better Safe than Sepsis”, 2016 AACN Annual Midwest Regional Conference, Itasca, IL

Hillary Crumlett, BSN, MS
March 22, 2016: “Matters of the Heart”: Building an Infrastructure for DCD Donation”, 2016 AACN Annual Midwest Regional Conference, Itasca, IL

Hillary Crumlett, BSN, MS
March 22, 2016: “Demystifying Delirium: Building the Case for Delirium Screening”, 2016 AACN Annual Midwest Regional Conference, Itasca, IL

Michele Habich, DNP, APN/CNS, CPN; Barb Nepil, MS, RN; Christine Kautz, BSN, RN; Julie McGuire, MSN, RN, CPN; Laura Vogel, BSN, RN, PCCN; Anne McPherson, DNP, APN/CNS, RN-C; Leanna Bonczkowski, BSN, MS, RN-BC; Rachell Kristof, BSN, RN; Beth Gancarz, MSN, RN
March 2016: “Commit to connect-Enhancing the Nurse-Patient Conection”, Northwestern Memorial Hospital Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Symposium, Chicago, IL

Michele Habich, DNP, APN/CNS, CPN
April 2016: “Pediatric Pain Assessment an Evidence-Based Review”, Northern Illinois Perinatal, Neonatal, and Pediatric Conference, Rockford, IL

Sara Tidwell MSN, RNC, CHSE
April 2016: “Our Journey, Challenges and Results: Maternal Cardiac Arrest, Simulation and Knowledge Retention”, AWHONN Illinois State Conference, Peoria, IL

Michele Habich, DNP, APN/CNS, CPN
April 2016: “Pediatric Pain Assessment an Evidence-Based Review”, Northern Illinois Perinatal, Neonatal, and Pediatric Conference, Rockford, IL

Alexander Johnson, APN
March 2016: “Better Safe than Sepsis”, 2016 AACN Annual Midwest Regional Conference, Itasca, IL

Sara Tidwell MSN, RNC, CHSE
April 2016: “Our Journey, Challenges and Results: Maternal Cardiac Arrest, Simulation and Knowledge Retention”, AWHONN Illinois State Conference, Peoria, IL

2016 Poster Presentations

Carrie Vournazos, MSN, MBA, RN, CNML, NE-BC and Patricia Brown MSN, FNP-BC, PCCN, CVRN-BC
February 29, 2016: “Utilization of Electronic Tools to Standardize Care and Improve Documentation Compliance in the Care of Heart Failure Patients”, HIMSS16, Las Vegas

Michelle Olech-Smith MSN, RN-BC, CHSE and Sara Tidwell MSN, RNC, CHSE
August 2016: “Preparing to make an IMPACT: Simulation-Based Clinical Orientation Program”, Chicago Simulation Consortium, 14th Annual Conference, Chicago

Rita Allen Brennan, DNP, RNC-NIC, APN/CNS, CBC
April 2016: “A Breastfeeding Initiative within a Relationship-Based Care Model”, University of Iowa Evidence-Based Practice Conference, Coralville, IA

Samantha Schoenfelder RN and Lisa Sullivan RN
March 2016: “Patience is a Virtue: A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Decreasing the Low-Risk, Primary Cesarean Section Rate” March of Dimes Conference, Lombard, IL

Lavanya Shankar, MD & Michele Habich, DNP, APN/CNS, CPN
March, 2016: “Decreasing Use of Continuous Pulse Oximetry in Pediatric Inpatients” Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting, Coronado, CA.

Rita Allen Brennan, DNP, RNC-NIC, APN/CNS, CBC
April 2016: “A Breastfeeding Initiative within a Relationship-Based Care Model”, University of Iowa Evidence-Based Practice Conference, Coralville, IA

Michelle Olech Smith, MSN, RN-BC, CHSE; Gina Reid Tinio, PhD, MS, MPH, RN-BC
October 2016: “Setting Expectations for Safety & Error Prevention Behaviors - Right from the Start!”, HPI Press Ganey Safety Summit, Chicago

Cathy Paulus, MSN, RN-BC, CIC; Christina Silkaitis, MT, CIC; Anessa Mikolajczak, BSN, RN, CIC; Alexander Johnson, MSN, RN, CCNS, Alison Keck, MSN, APN, AGCNS-BC, CCRN, Ryan Keiler, BSN, RN; Lorraine Mack, MSN, APN, CNL, OCN, AOCNS and Clinton Young, MSN, RN, ONC
October 2016: “The Impact of Urinalysis Reflex Criteria on Surveillance Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs)”, 2016 ID Week Advancing Science, Improving Care, New Orleans

Dr. Lavanya Shankar and Michele Habich, DNP, APN/CNS, CPN
October 2016: “Decreasing Use of Continuous Pulse Oximetry in Pediatric Inpatients”, American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference, San Francisco

Dr. Lavanya Shankar and Michele Habich, DNP, APN/CNS, CPN
October 2016: “Decreasing Use of Continuous Pulse Oximetry in Pediatric Inpatients”, NM CDH I-Day, Winner in the Efficiency category and represented CDH at NM System I-Day.

2016 External Publications

Cheryl Jackson, DNP, MS, RN, CNOR, CPHQ
May 2015: “A Comparison of Results with Eversion vs. Conventional Carotid Endarterectomy from the Vascular Quality Initiative and the Mid-America Vascular Study Group," Journal of Vascular Surgery

Rita Brennan DNP, RNC-NIC, APN/CNS, CBC
December 2016: “How Communication among Members of the Health Care Team Affects Maternal Morbidity and Mortality”, Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing

Mary Lyons, MSN, APN, RN-BC, ONC (co-author)
November 2016: “Exploring Opioid-Sparing Multimodal Analgesia Options in Trauma: A Nursing Perspective”, Journal of Trauma Nursing.

Mary Lyons, MSN, APN, RN-BC, ONC (co-author)
December 2016: “Principles of Analgesic Use”, Seventh Edition, American Pain Society.

2016 Additional Achievements

Michele Habich, DNP, APN/CNS, CPN
Chair-Elect Society of Pediatric Nursing National Clinical Practice and Research Committee

Terri Pheanis RN
March of Dimes Perinatal Nurse of the Year Award 2016

Libby Zamis MS, RN-BC
Member of the Products and Services Committee for Association for Nursing Professional Development

2015

2015 American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition, 2nd Designation
“ANCC’s Magnet recognition is the highest and most prestigious credential a healthcare organization can achieve for nursing excellence and quality patient care. This performance-driven credential brings both external prestige and wide-ranging internal benefits, including improved safety, nurse satisfaction and retention, reduced costs, and superior patient outcomes. Magnet is raising the bar for nursing care delivery, new knowledge, and evidence-based clinical quality in healthcare organization around the world.” (ANCC Magnet Application Manual, 2013).

2015 Poster Presentations

Arenz, Tondra, BSN, RN
April 2015: “Radiology Result Note Safety”, Annual Conference of the American Academy of Ambulatory Nursing, Lake Buena Vista, FL

Chatten, Lori, BSN, RN1, CVRN-BC, CMSRN
April 2015: “Closed Head Injuries in the Ambulatory Setting”, Annual Conference of the American Academy of Ambulatory Nursing, Lake Buena Vista, FL

Michelle Olech-Smith, MSN, CHSE and Sara Tidwell, MSN, RNC
May, 2015: “Use of In Situ Simulation to Assess Knowledge & Skill Retention of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Obstetric Nurses Post Simulation Intervention” Chicago Association for Nursing Professional Development, Park Ridge, IL

Eileen Allingham BSN, RN, RN-BC
June, 2015: “Closed Head Injury” American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing Conference, Orlando

2015 External Publications

Alex Johnson, MSN, RN, CCNS, ACNP-BC, CCRN
February 2015: “Chapter 3. Monitoring for Respiratory Dysfunction” In Booker, Kathy J. (Ed.) Critical Care Nursing: Monitoring and Treatment for Advanced Nursing Practice. Ames, Iowa: Wiley Blackwell.

Alex Johnson, MSN, RN, CCNS< acnp-bc,="">
February 2015: “Stroke Volume Optimization: The New Hemodynamic Algorithm,” Critical Care Nurse.

Alexander Johnson, APN, Abraham J.
May 2015: “Chapter 3: Monitoring for Respiratory Dysfunction” Critical Care Nursing: Monitoring and Treatment for Advanced Nursing Practice. Ames, Iowa: Wiley Blackwell.

Sarah Ferguson, RN, ACNS-BC, BC-ADM, CDE, CPT
Member of Theme team and reviewer for “There’s a pill (or injection) for that: A Diabetes Pharmacology Update” On the Cutting Edge Diabetes Care and Education, 2015 Volume 36, Number 2

Michele Habich, DNP, APN/CNS, CPN
July/Aug 2015: “Pediatric Pain Assessment in the Emergency Department: A Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Protocol”, Pediatric Nursing

2015 Podium Presentations

Corinne Haviley, RN, MS, PhD
October 2015: “Can Interventions Reduce Moral Distress?” 2015 ANCC National Magnet Conference, Atlanta

Corinne Haviley RN, MS, PhD
September 2015: “Interventions in Reducing Moral Distress”, Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders Annual Conference, Naperville

Alexander Johnson, APN
May 2015: “Avoid the 3rd Space in the 1st Place: Emerging Trends in Sepsis Resuscitation”, NTI AACN, National Conference, San Diego

Alexander Johnson, APN
May 2015: “APN Role Strategies in the Health Care Reform Era – Turbulent Times,” NTI AACN National Conference, San Diego

Michelle Olech-Smith, MSN, CHSE and Sara Tidwell, MSN, RNC
June, 2015: “Use of In Situ Simulation to Assess Knowledge & Skill Retention of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Obstetric Nurses Post Simulation Intervention” International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Conference, Atlanta

2015 Additional Achievements

Michele Habich, DNP, APN/CNS, CPN
National Institute of Health Expert Panel: Update Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy

Michele Habich, DNP, APN/CNS, CPN
Member of the Society of Pediatric Nursing Clinical Practice and Research Committee

Colleen Drolshagen, RN, CNS, CWOCN
Chair of the Joint National Conference Planning Committee for the Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) Society and the Canadian Association of Enterostomal Therapists (CAET)

Colleen Drolshagen, RN, CNS, CWOCN
Representative from the United States in a global consensus validation on the use of convexity for ostomy patients.

Cheryl Jackson, DNP, MS, RN, CNOR, CPHQ
Appointed to the Illinois Board of Licensing for Perfusionists