2019 NURSE PAC AWARDS
Nurse Responder of the Year: CAPT Latonia Ford
This award recognizes a nurse who has made outstanding achievements and contributions in emergency preparedness and disaster response to national or international public health threats. CAPT Ford was instrumental in her leadership during Hurricanes Irma and Maria and for her role in Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) Reunification Mission. Her staffing matrix led to efficient care of over 300 patients and caregivers. Her experience and knowledge for emergency preparedness and disaster response lends to the exceptional work and dedication she possesses.
Lucille Woodville Award: LCDR Cara Kenney
This award is a memorial to the professional career of Lucille Woodville. It honors a nurse midwife or maternal/child health nurse whose work has resulted in significant contributions to the overall health of mothers and newborns. LCDR Kenney has worked to reduce the heath disparities of mothers and babies in the District of Columbia area. Under her leadership, the DC Area health fair for women and children was implemented and continues to grow annually which helps to ensure access to care and treatment.
RADM Faye G. Abdella Award: LCDR Michelle Dynes
This award recognizes publications that stimulate the development of nursing knowledge and practice through scientific investigation and research. LCDR Dynes is being recognized for her publication, "Patient and Provider Determinants for Receipt of Three Dimensions of Respectful Maternity Care in Kigoma Region"
RADM O. Marie Henry Award: CAPT Michael Krumlauf
This award recognizes publications that describe clinical nursing practice. CAPT Krumlauf is being recognized for his publication "Patient Acuity related to Clinical Research: Concept, Clarification, and Literature Review"
RADM O. Marie Henry Award: LT Ellen Boundy
LT Boundy is being recognized for her publication "Trends in Maternity Care Practice Skin to Skin Contact Indicators"
RADM Julia R. Plotnick Award: CAPT Margaret Filios
This award recognizes publications that inform and educate consumers and/or health care practitioners about significant health related issues. CAPT Filios is being recognized for her publication "Recognition of the Relationship Between Patients’ Work and Health"
Minnegerode Awards for Nursing Excellence (MANE)
Hanzel Award: CDR Tiffany Moore
This award recognizes exemplary leadership as a nurse executive noting accomplishments in management of health programs, enhancement of patient/employee relationships, organization of resources and assisting in policy. CDR Moore is recognized for her exemplary leadership in establishing the IHSC Nursing Unit as well as developing and executing the strategic direction of the national program.
Hasselmeyer Award: CDR Chad Stuckey
This award recognized exemplary leadership resulting in noteworthy accomplishment in conducting nursing research and clinical investigation. CDR Stuckey’s leadership resulted in best practices to eliminate perioperative opioids through opioid free anesthesia techniques which impacts the number of days a patient remains an inpatient.
McLaughlin Award: CAPT Wanza Bacon
This award recognizes initiatives of clinical leadership and skill resulting in noteworthy accomplishments over time that focus on the appropriate and ethical delivery of health care in a direct care setting. CAPT Bacon demonstrates excellence in leadership, deployment resiliency, and professional clinical and administrative acumen.
Petry Leone Award: CAPT Gettie Audain
This award recognizes exemplary leadership resulting in noteworthy accomplishments in patient/client or professional education, which informs and educates consumers and/or health care practitioners about significant health related issues and promotes healthy lifestyles. CAPT Audain’s contributions as a USPHS public health executive nurse leader providing exemplary service through unique achievement and unwavering dedication to community health reaching local, national, and international communities over 5 years.
Gregg Group Award: LCDR Carissa Haney, LCDR Lauren Brewer
This award recognizes exemplary leadership contributions by a team of nurses resulting in noteworthy accomplishments and positive outcomes towards the attainment of PHS goals. LCDRs Haney and Brewer are being recognized for their efforts and medical backgrounds for bringing innovation and change to the mortality data collection standards which has had a profound impact on the nation’s public health.