2018 Nurse Exemplars and Friends of Nursing winners
Nurse Leader Exemplar

Kendra Brown, MSN 

Nurse Manager

“Kendra sets the bar high, bringing new education and best practice to the clinical setting to advance coworkers’ practice.”

Nurse Exemplars

Jennifer Doege, BSN 

Emergency Department

“Jen’s work in the clinical setting translates her nursing skills and critical thinking to educate the children in the community.”


Pat Earls, RN

Emergency Department

“Patient and understanding, Pat allows new nurses to develop at their own pace, while encouraging and guiding them through the orientation process in a timely manner.”


Mel Harper, CCRN


“In the specialized world of CVICU, Mel is the number one problem solver when it comes to addressing intraortic balloon pumps, ECMO, CRRT, and Impellas.”


Joy Johnson, RN

HVI Procedural Center

“Joy looks out for her staff while simultaneously keeping patient care her top priority, maintaining a mission-first, people-always perspective.”


Betsy Mulvaney, RNC

Labor & Delivery

"Betsy brings a level of stability to the unit that not everyone can.”


Franni Vlahovich, RN

Clinical Education

“Franni is the epitome of who every nurse should strive to be for his or her patients and their colleagues.”


Frances Drone-Silvers, MS

Biomedical Information

“Frances’s passion for her role is also evidenced by her compassion for the nurses and the patients they care for.”


David M. Roberts, LSW

Social Services

“David exemplifies the Carle Behavior Standards, especially Be the Solution for our patients, their family and our staff.”

Friends of Nursing
Structural Empowerment
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