3 Methodist Health System Nurses Named Nursing Excellence Finalists for South Region

nursesThree Methodist Health System nurses are 2014 South Region Nurse.com nursing excellence GEM Award regional finalists in Texas. Methodist Mansfield Medical Center’s Manager of Labor and Delivery Amanda Truelove and Clinical Coordinator Kalinda Longino are finalists in the categories of clinical nursing inpatient and home, community and ambulatory care, respectively. Methodist Charlton Medical Center’s Director of Education Lisa Murphy is a finalist in education and mentorship.

nurseThey are among 18 nurses from the Texas South Region who were honored this year. One nurse finalist in six categories will be named a Texas regional winner and will advance to the national awards program with winners being announced in the fall. All Methodist honorees were nominated by colleagues and were selected by a panel of expert judges through a blind review process.

nurseTruelove is being honored for efforts in reducing early elective deliveries and for being recognized nationally for her efforts to decrease harm by encouraging moms to wait until 39 weeks to electively deliver. Longino is being honored for her work to improve SCIP measures in surgical services and for going above and beyond when caring for outpatients. 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.

“These employees are known for their clinical excellence, positive attitudes, and compassion for quality health care,” Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Pamela Stoyanoff says. “They extend that same care and dedication to our community and are well deserving of this honor.”

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 www.methodisthealthsystem.org. Connect with them through Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.


Methodist Charlton Medical Center
Lynette Wilkinson, APR

Methodist Mansfield Medical Center
Angel Biasatti