A host of nurses working in Texas Medical Center hospitals and nursing schools have been named winners of the 2013 Good Samaritan Foundation’s Excellence in Nursing Awards. The winners will be celebrated at an awards luncheon Sept. 5 at the Omni Houston Hotel, Four Riverway. Registration and check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is at noon.
• Gold Award winners from TMC institutions are: Wendi Froedge, Methodist Willowbrook Hospital (nursing education: clinician category); Robin Howe, Methodist Willowbrook Hospital (small hospital category); Brenda Binder, Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University Nelda C. Stark College of Nursing-Houston (nursing education: faculty category); Adrian McKinney, Texas Children’s Health Plan (hospice/home health care/clinic/other category); Haley Hoskinson, The Methodist Hospital (large hospital category); and Leanne LeDoux, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (nursing administration and leadership category).
• Silver medalists from TMC institutions are: Candace Scheresky, Memorial Hermann Hospital-TMC (large hospital category); Melanie Berglund, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital (small hospital category); Elizabeth Charlene Elliott, Texas Children’s Hospital (nursing administration and leadership category); and Ifeoma “Ify” Ezeobele, Ph.D., The University of Texas Health Science Center’s Harris County Psychiatric Center (nursing education: clinician category).
• In addition, more than 100 nurses nominated by their institutions were named Bronze Medalists.
The mission of the Good Samaritan Foundation is to promote nursing as a career by awarding scholarships to nursing students. Since 1951, the foundation has awarded more than $16 million in scholarship grants to more than 15,500 nursing students, making it the leading private provider of nursing scholarships in Texas.