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Monday August 8, 2011
Sara Ensey, RN
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Judy Babylon, RN
MEET SARA ENSEY
Nurse Navigator, Northwest Hospital, Randallstown, Md.


Sara Ensey, RN, BSN, has taken over the newly created position of cardiac rehabilitation nurse navigator at Northwest Hospital, which is part of LifeBridge Health.

As part of the cardiac rehabilitation program, Ensey is responsible for educating patients and their families about heart disease, risk factors and the benefits that rehab can have on heart health.

"We were struck by Sara's ability to integrate outstanding nursing practice and relationship-building skills with impressive competencies in networking, technology and general resourcefulness," said Kevin Platt, PT, MBA, director of rehabilitation services at Northwest. "Her experience and track record from working in multiple settings across our system was icing on the cake."

Ensey graduated in July with a BSN from Stevenson University and has a BS in sports medicine from Radford University. She also founded the Baltimore Nurse Collaborative Group, a networking organization for nurses.

Black Nurses Association of Greater Washington, D.C., Area: Karen Scipio-Skinner, RN, MSN, executive director of the DC Board of Nursing, was named the Nurse of the Year at the 2011 annual Salute to the Black Nurse of the Year event.

Uniformed Services University, Graduate School of Nursing, Bethesda, Md.: Dean and Professor Ada Sue Hinshaw, RN, PhD, FAAN, was honored at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses' National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition with the GE Healthcare-AACN Pioneering Spirit Award for positioning nursing research within the mainstream of public-funded projects.

She has served as the first permanent director of the National Center for Nursing Research and the first director of the National Institute of Nursing Research.

University of Maryland Medical Center's Greenebaum Cancer Center, Baltimore: Nicole Wahlhaupter, RN, BSN, a nurse on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, has achieved OCN certification.

Carroll Hospital Center, Westminster, Md.: Med/surg nurse Judy Babylon, RN, was presented with Carroll's June DAISY Award.

A Carroll nurse for 11 years, Babylon was honored for her compassionate care of a patient and kindness in following up with his care during her day off from work.

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore: ICU nurse Ann Marie Gamble, RN, received a U.S. Food and Drug Administration Certificate for Outstanding Contribution in Promotion of Safety with Medical Devices.

She recognized a device's potentially harmful malfunction during an endoscopy and acted promptly to avoid injury to the patient. Her official report led to a recall of the device.

Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore: A team of nurses took part in the 2011 MercyRN Community Outreach Food Drive during National Nurses Week. The fourth annual event brought in 2,571 food items that were donated to the Maryland Food Bank. The donation total exceeded the group's goal of 2,000 items.

Unit winners during the donation process were Weinberg PACU (small unit) and 7ONC (large unit), which won for the third year in a row. Nurses Week celebrations also included a baseball-themed candy cart that visited nursing units to offer treats to Mercy's nursing staff.

Nurses donated items for a basket raffle that raised more than $2,000 for the Mercy Beyond Borders program.

A pep rally for nurses also included ice cream treats. In addition, a social event to honor the Sister of Mercy Nursing award winners and nominees enjoyed a strong turnout.


Photo courtesy of Mercy Medical Center RNs, from left, Susan Finlayson, Yolanda Jones, Missy Hochrein, Emily Rutledge and Teri Mason enjoyed treats from a baseball-themed candy cart as part of National Nurses Week festivities.
Ensey graduated in July with a BSN from Stevenson University and has a BS in sports medicine from Radford University. She also founded the Baltimore Nurse Collaborative Group, a networking organization for nurses.

Black Nurses Association of Greater Washington, D.C., Area: Karen Scipio-Skinner, RN, MSN, executive director of the DC Board of Nursing, was named the Nurse of the Year at the 2011 annual Salute to the Black Nurse of the Year event.

Uniformed Services University, Graduate School of Nursing, Bethesda, Md.: Dean and Professor Ada Sue Hinshaw, RN, PhD, FAAN, was honored at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses' National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition with the GE Healthcare-AACN Pioneering Spirit Award for positioning nursing research within the mainstream of public-funded projects.


Photo courtesy of Mercy Medical Center Members of Mercy’s nursing staff donated items for a basket raffle, which raised more than $2,000 for the Mercy Beyond Borders program.
She has served as the first permanent director of the National Center for Nursing Research and the first director of the National Institute of Nursing Research.

University of Maryland Medical Center's Greenebaum Cancer Center, Baltimore: Nicole Wahlhaupter, RN, BSN, a nurse on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, has achieved OCN certification.

Carroll Hospital Center, Westminster, Md.: Med/surg nurse Judy Babylon, RN, was presented with Carroll's June DAISY Award.


Photo courtesy of Mercy Medical Center A Nurses Week pep rally included ice cream treats for RNs, from left, Darlene Lewis, Isata Jalloh, Shantelle Mobley and Rekeya Leslie.
A Carroll nurse for 11 years, Babylon was honored for her compassionate care of a patient and kindness in following up with his care during her day off from work.

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore: ICU nurse Ann Marie Gamble, RN, received a U.S. Food and Drug Administration Certificate for Outstanding Contribution in Promotion of Safety with Medical Devices.

She recognized a device's potentially harmful malfunction during an endoscopy and acted promptly to avoid injury to the patient. Her official report led to a recall of the device.


Photo courtesy of Mercy Medical Center Celebrating at the Sisters of Mercy Nursing Awards event were, from left, Craig Ann Baird, Joan Wellham, Sister Carol Rybicki, Beverly Farace and Darryl Lowery.
Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore: A team of nurses took part in the 2011 MercyRN Community Outreach Food Drive during National Nurses Week. The fourth annual event brought in 2,571 food items that were donated to the Maryland Food Bank. The donation total exceeded the group's goal of 2,000 items.

Unit winners during the donation process were Weinberg PACU (small unit) and 7ONC (large unit), which won for the third year in a row. Nurses Week celebrations also included a baseball-themed candy cart that visited nursing units to offer treats to Mercy's nursing staff.


Photo courtesy of Mercy Medical Center Nurses collected more than 2,500 food items in the fourth annual Mercy RN Community Outreach Food Drive during National Nurses Week. The items were donated to the Maryland Food Bank.
Nurses donated items for a basket raffle that raised more than $2,000 for the Mercy Beyond Borders program.

A pep rally for nurses also included ice cream treats. In addition, a social event to honor the Sister of Mercy Nursing award winners and nominees enjoyed a strong turnout.


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