On Friday, October 22, three Tower Health nurses earned the 2021 Nightingale Award of Pennsylvania at the 32nd Anniversary Awards Gala. The Tower Health – Reading Hospital Perioperative Team led by Julie Schlappich was the recipient of the Inaugural Patient Choice Team Award. Emma Harris, Tower Health – Reading Hospital, was the recipient of the Clinical Practice RN award and Amanda Hart Tower Health – Reading Hospital received the Advanced Practice RN award.
Mary Agnew, Chief Nursing Officer, Tower Health, was selected as a finalist in the category of executive nursing practice.
Other Tower Health nominees Jess Briedenbach, Tower Health – Phoenixville Hospital, Clinical RN; Heather Enright, Tower Health – Reading Hospital, Nursing Education – Staff Development; Josh Haught, Tower Health – Reading Hospital, Nursing Administration – Leader/Manager; Jillian Hole, Tower Health – Reading Hospital, Nursing Administration – Leader/Manager; Julie Rexrode, Tower Health – Pottstown Hospital, Clinical RN; Judd Strauss, Tower Health – Pottstown Hospital, Nursing Administration – Leader/Manager.
“I am proud of all the Tower Health nursing nominees, finalists, and winners recognized in the 2021 Nightingale Awards,” said P. Sue Perrotty, Tower Health CEO. “Each day our talented nurses demonstrate their commitment to our patients and the community. No matter the challenges they face they continue to provide the highest-quality care and it is an honor to support and recognize their work.”
Nightingale Award of Pennsylvania awards are based on the demonstration of excellence in several areas, including how each nurse influences the quality of patient care, creates a collaborative environment for the practice of nursing, models caring and compassion, and contributes to healing and health in the community. Nominations are blind-reviewed by a team who score the nominations. Click here for additional information about the Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania.