March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award - Atlanta VA Health Care System
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March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Congratulations to Nursing and Patient Care Services for another outstanding year.

On Nov. 19, the March of Dimes recognized four Atlanta VA Medical Center staff with Nurse of the Year Awards for their tireless efforts to provide care, comfort and support to patients in our community.


Atlanta VAMC winners are:

Mary Roberts, MSHA, BSN, RN, for Behavioral Health

Rita Walker, MS, BSN, RN, for General Medical/Surgical Services

Ora Douglass, MN, RN, for Hospice, Hone Health & Palliative Care

Marie Mompoint, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, OCN, CHPN, for Nursing Administration

Zina Floyd, MSN, RN-BC, for Long Term Acute Care/ Rehabilitation


The Atlanta VA Medical Center is honored to have five winners in the 2011 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards,” said Sandy Leake, MSN, RN, Atlanta VAMC’s Associate Director for Nursing and Patient Care Services. “All our winners, 41 finalists and many nominees epitomize the highest levels of professionalism, commitment and compassion in caring for our Veterans.”



Kudos to our Finalists


Catherine Adams, RN

Gervline Blaise, MHA, BSN, RN

Margit Blekfeld-Sztraky, BSN, RN

Carolyn Brandon, BSN

Saunique Bucknor, BSN, RN, CMSRN

Aufre Della Campbell, LPN

Geneva Carmichael, MSHA, BSN, RN

Mercy Cherian, RN

Sabrina Clivens, MSN, RN-BC

Roslyn Colvin, RN


Rosalu Cruz-Laporte, BSN, RN

Tonya Davis, BSN, RN

Chanda Davis Harrison, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC

Sheyla Desir, MSN, RN

Marjorie Exume, BSN, RN, CMSRN

Donna Fuller, RN

Betsy Gary, LPN

Tesla Graham, MSN, RN-BC, OCN

Deloris Graham-Hepburn, BSN, RN

Cheryl T. Handy, MN, RN, NE-BC

La’Quan Harris, RN, CMSRN

Valerie Hogan, ADN, RN

Doris Horton, BSN, RN-BC, OCN

Norma Humphrey, MSN, RN

Deborah Jenkins, BSN, RN-BC, OCN

Ursula Kelly, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC

David Kraft, RRT, AD, RN

Marjorie Lamar, BSN, RN

Victoria Miller, LPN

Sarah Myers, PhD, RN

Emeka Onuora, PhD, RN, CCRN

Tracy Pinder, LPN

Saly Pius, MSN, RN, CCRN

Ruby Pollard, BSN, RN, CCM, VHA-CM

Veronica Reynolds, MSN, RN

Rosalind Sahlu, RN

Perry Sayles, BSN, RN

Cheryl Thomas, BSN, RN

Juliet Waithe-Alexander, MSN, RN-BC

Katurah Windham, MSN, RN, CEN, ACNS-BC




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