Swedish Medical Center June 30, 2017

Leah Farrell Accepts her Award in Nashville, TN

HCA Excellence in Nursing Award Recipients

HCAs knowledgeable and compassionate nurses are on the front line of patient care, every day. The HCA Excellence in Nursing Award, created in 2014, recognizes the intrinsic value of the nursing practice in accomplishing the company mission of providing the highest quality of care to patients and communities. With categories for mentoring and compassionate care, the HCA Excellence in Nursing Award recipients receive $5,000 and a $5,000 donation to the charity of their choice.

Recipients of the 2016 HCA Excellence in Nursing Award are: Teresa Bolido, RN, charge nurse on the progressive care unit at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska; Karen Giovengo, RN, MSN, CNL, nursing director of medical, pediatric and oncology at St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, Florida; Barbara B. Rees, PhD, RN, nurse leader at Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome, Georgia; and Leah Farrell, BSN, RN, clinical nurse coordinator and educator at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado.

Every day, I am privileged to witness the compassion, expertise and patient-centered commitment HCA nurses demonstrate in their varied roles throughout our company, said Jane Englebright, PhD, RN, CENP, FAAN, HCAs senior vice president and chief nursing officer. This years HCA Excellence in Nursing Award recipients have excelled in providing compassionate care as well as exceptional leadership.

Leah Farrell, BSN, RN, serves as a Clinical Scholar for students completing clinical rotations at Swedish Medical Center, guiding their clinical journeys and mentoring them after graduation. Farrell also started a neurology mentor program, helping trainexperienced nurses to serve as effective mentors for new nurses. In addition, she helped develop and implement multidisciplinary rounds in the neurology unit, bringing together the various people and departments who care for stroke victims, resulting in improved patient care and coordination among care providers. Farrell is enrolled in the adult/gerontology acute care nurse practitioner program at Walden University and has presented at the National Critical Care Nurses Association Conference and the American Academy of Neurology Institute national meeting.

Source: "HCA Healthcare Presents 2016 HCA Healthcare Awards of Distinction." Healthtechnologynet.com. Business Wire, June 26, 2017. http://www.healthtechnologynet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=5021552&type=ScienceMed