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MARTIN COUNTY -- Martin Health System has been awarded the 2013 Frances Smith Clinical Excellence Award from the Florida Nurses Association.
The Florida Nurses Association recognizes organizations that promote clinical excellence in nursing, demonstrated by participating in the annual FNA Clinical Excellence Conference and creating an environment which encourages nurses to become clinically excellent.
This includes nurse recognition events, demonstrating ongoing education and support for degree and certification programs, clinical ladders, support for preceptor and mentoring programs, residencies and specialty institutes.
Martin Health was recognized at the 27th annual Clinical Excellence Conference on June 14 at the Shores Resort and Spa in Dayton Beach.
Martin Health specifically demonstrated support of nursing clinical excellence by providing programs such as the Novice Nurse, an orientation geared toward the unique needs of newly graduated nurses; an emerging leader program for aspiring nurse leaders; oncology and critical care residencies designed to increase knowledge and empower clinical nurses; participation in the American Organization of Nurse Executives Care Innovation and Transformation Initiative program aimed at teaching teams how to innovate and measure change to improve patient care; and a robust nursing research program.
Individual clinical excellence award recipients from Martin Health were also recognized, including: Susan Clark, Roseann Maresca, Kim Miller, Margot Rabren and Barbara Rice.
For more information, visit martinhealth.org