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Baltimore-based business newspaper selects 5 nurses to be on its annual list


Five nurses were included in The Daily Record’s 2013 list of Maryland’s Top 100 Women.

Created by The Daily Record, a Baltimore-based business newspaper, the award recognizes the outstanding achievements of professional women who work or live in Maryland and who have demonstrated significant professional accomplishments, outstanding community leadership and inspirational mentoring, according to a news release.

Nurses named to the list were Karen Kauffman, RN, PhD, CRNP-BC; Ann B. Mech, RN, JD; Peggy Naleppa, RN, MS, MBA, FACHE; Barbara Resnick, RN, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP; and Lisa Rowen, RN, DNSc.

In addition, Kauffman and Rowen were named to the 2013 Top 100 Women’s Circle of Excellence, honoring those who have been named to the list three times.

For a second time, Naleppa, president/CEO at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., was named. She also was chosen for the award in 2011.

Naleppa, who has served as president/CEO since January of 2010, provides executive oversight of Peninsula Regional’s strategic plan which, according to a news release, focuses on increasing physician numbers, advancing clinical and technological capabilities, evolving clinical integration of services, promoting an environment of patient-centered care and expanding ambulatory services.

The other four nurses are faculty members at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore.

They are Kauffman, associate professor and chair, Department of Family and Community Health; Mech, assistant professor and coordinator of legal affairs; Resnick, professor and Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology; and Rowen, associate professor and senior vice president for patient services and CNO at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

“It is a very unique accomplishment for an organization to have four honorees named to this list of distinguished women at one time,” UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, RN, PhD, FAAN, said in the release. “We are very proud to count them among the members of our esteemed faculty.”

According to the release, more than 500 nominations were reviewed by this year’s selection committee.

A panel of judges composed of business professionals and past Top 100 Women winners from throughout Maryland reviewed all of the applications, narrowing the list to select this year’s Top 100 Women.

The selection process includes multiple panels judging hundreds of applicants.

This year, 63 women were first-time recipients. The winners will be honored May 6 at a ceremony at the Meyerhof Symphony Hall in Baltimore.


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