Two Methodist Health System Nurses Recognized for Excellence

Two Methodist Health System nurses have been named 2014 Texas Nursing Excellence regional award winners.

nurseLisa Murphy, MS, RN, director of education at Methodist Charlton Medical Center, won in the Education and Mentorship category. Methodist Mansfield Medical Center labor and delivery Nurse Manager Amanda Truelove, BSN, RN, RNC-OB, won in the Clinical Nursing, Inpatient, category. As regional winners, they are among six nurses (one in each category) from the Texas region who will advance to the national award program. Winners of the national award program will be announced in late summer.

Murphy is being honored for her coaching and mentoring of future nurses and for creating an education department from the ground up that has expanded and flourished under her leadership. Among her many accomplishments are the development of a simulation lab on campus and the establishment of an RN Refresher program for nurses who have been away from the clinical setting for more than four years.

womanTruelove was honored for her work in reducing early elective deliveries and has been recognized nationally for her efforts to decrease harm by encouraging moms to wait until 39 weeks to electively deliver. Through her efforts, the hospital has been able to reduce elective deliveries from 13.3 percent in 2011 to 2.51 percent in 2013.

“These two nurses are shining examples of the care and compassion shown by all of our nurses, medical staff, and employees,” Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Pamela Stoyanoff says. “We are grateful for their leadership and for their dedication in providing the highest quality of care for patients.”

Methodist Mansfield’s Med-Day Clinical Coordinator Kalinda Longino, AD, RN, CAPA was also a regional finalist in the Home/ Community and Ambulatory category.

About Methodist Health System
Guided by the founding principles of life, learning and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at Connect with them through Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Lynette Wilkinson, APR