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Northwell nurse honored by American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

North Shore University Hospital.

National Nurses Week runs May 6-12


Sherley John, RN, a critical care nurse at North Shore University Hospital, has been selected as one of 14 national winners of the 2019 Circle of Excellence Award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).

Ms. John, who works in the neurosurgical intensive care unit, is the lone New York recipient of the AACN award, which recognizes excellent outcomes in the care of acutely and critically ill patients and their families.

This year’s honorees will be recognized at AACN’s National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition in Orlando from May 20-23. Winners receive a plaque and a $1,000 honorarium and become members of the Circle of Excellence Society.

“She truly sets the standard for exceptional patient care while advancing the nursing profession through her role as a researcher, advocate, mentor and teacher,” said Kerri Scanlon, RN, chief nursing officer at North Shore University Hospital and deputy chief nursing executive at Northwell Health.

About Circle of Excellence

Criteria used to evaluate the Circle of Excellence Award candidates include relentless promotion of patient-driven excellence; communication skills; true collaboration; effective decision making; meaningful recognition of others; ability to transform thinking, structures and processes; and ability to address challenges and remove barriers to excellent patient care and achieve visible results through leadership.

AACN’s Circle of Excellence Awards align with the association’s mission of creating a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and their families in which acute and critical care nurses make their optimal contribution.

National Nurses Week runs May 6-12.

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