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CentraState honors Nursing Excellence Award winners

By |2018-05-15T16:44:53-04:00May 15th, 2018|

CentraState Healthcare System recently honored three RNs with its 18th annual Nursing Excellence Awards for demonstrating exceptional clinical skill and leadership in the hospital and in the community.

The 2018 award winners are: Kimberly Balagot, MSN, BA, RN-BC, 4 North, Medical Surgical Nursing Award; Astrid Noseal, RN, LDRP, Maternal Child Health Services Award; and Theresa Brown, BSN, MEd, RN, FN-CSA, CHC, Health Awareness Center, Extended Nursing Award.

Since 2005, CentraState Medical Center has held Magnet® recognition status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which is considered the “gold standard” for measuring excellence in nursing and patient care, something achieved by only 2 percent of the nation’s hospitals.

Nurses who win the Nursing Excellence Award must demonstrate Magnet program ideals including leadership; professionalism; involvement in research, publications, and formal lectures; certifications and education; and clinical excellence.

The award winners were celebrated at a ceremony during Nurses Week at the hospital. Each winner received a framed certificate, flowers, a monetary award and a pin. Their names will also be added to a permanent plaque in the hallway outside of the nursing administrative offices.

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