FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 6, 2015
Jemarion Jones, 301-628-5198
Adam Sachs, 301-628-5034
American Nurses Foundation Announces 2015 Honor A Nurse of the Quarter
The American Nurses Foundation named Ann Marie Clyatt, BSN, RN, as the Nurse of the Quarter for its Honor A Nurse program. Sponsored by Lippincott Solutions and Wolters Kluwer, the Foundation's Honor A Nurse program acknowledges nurses who have made a difference in the lives of others, while raising money for the Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association (ANA).
This quarter, the Foundation sifted through hundreds of nurse applicants who were nominated by colleagues, patients and others for doing their job exceptionally well. The Foundation chose Clyatt for her lifetime of service.
A resident of Miami, Fla., Clyatt has touched countless lives during her career as a public health nurse. For example, she provided assessments, screenings and health education to the Miccosukee Indians at the tribal headquarters on the Tamiami Trail. She has delivered skilled nursing care during home visits and through her work at clinics and schools. Additionally, through her advocacy work with the Florida Nurses Association, she helped improve wages and working conditions for public health nurses.
Clyatt also volunteered her time and energy to care for Edna Hicks, a founding trustee of Nurses Charitable Trust. As Hicks underwent treatment for lymphoma, Clyatt provided care, one nurse to another. Clyatt continued to care for Hicks after her recovery, which allowed her to stay in her home until her death some years later.
Previously, Clyatt was honored as a Woman of Distinction in Miami, and her story is the basis of Christin Ardalon's book Warm Hearts and Caring Hands.
The Honor A Nurse Program, created by the Foundation and supported by the Lippincott Solutions team at Wolters Kluwer, recognizes nurses for their extraordinary contributions to health care. The program enables colleagues, friends, family and leaders to honor and tell the stories of nurses who have made a positive difference in nursing locally or globally. The funds raised by the Honor A Nurse program are used to support nursing research, scholarships and programs to improve nurses' lives and the nursing profession.
Lead sponsor Wolters Kluwer, developer of the Lippincott Solutions clinical decision support and professional development software suite, is using its resources and the power of its Lippincott brand to raise awareness for the Honor A Nurse program.
"Excellence in nursing is driven by personal commitment to the highest quality of care. That commitment is the cornerstone of our Honor A Nurse Program and is a central value that Wolters Kluwer's Lippincott Solutions and the American Nurses Foundation share," said Kate Judge, executive director of the American Nurses Foundation.
To learn more about the Honor A Nurse program, please visit www.anfonline.org/honoranurse.
About the American Nurses Foundation
The American Nurses Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association (ANA), the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.4 million registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses associations and its organizational affiliates. The Foundation supports programs that transform the nation's health through the power of nursing.