Recognize Nurses as Powerful People

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05/29/09
The American Nurses Association (ANA) Urges Nurses to vote in Modern Healthcare’s 8th Annual “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare”

ANA encourages you to show support for the leaders in our profession by voting for the nurses nominated in Modern Healthcare’s 8th Annual “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare” competition. The nominees this year include ANA President Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR.

Let’s work together to get nurses on the list. Inclusion in the “Most Powerful” issue is an excellent way to bring higher visibility to the nursing profession and nursing’s role in health care. You can help make it happen by voting now at http://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/4509g3d9e9 . Voting will continue through Friday June 26 . The final ranking will be published in the Aug. 24, 2009, issue of Modern Healthcare.

Nurse candidates nominated:

Geraldine “Polly” Bednash
Executive Director, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC

Ruth Brinkley
President and CEO, Carondelet Health Network, Tucson, AZ

Diane Cecchettini
President and CEO, MultiCare Health System, Tacoma, WA

Ann Converso
President, United American Nurses, AFL-CIO, Silver Spring, MD

Suzanne Cram
CEO, Desert Canyon Rehabilitation Hospital, Las Vegas, NV

Patricia Hemingway-Hall
President and CEO, Health Care Service Corp., Chicago, IL

Linda Hunt
President, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ

Lucille Janatka
President and CEO, MidState Medical Center, Meriden, CN

Sister Carol Keehan
President, Catholic Health Association, Washington, DC

Rosemary Kennedy
Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Siemens Healthcare, Malvern, PA

Sister Sheila Lyne
President and CEO, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Beverly Malone
CEO, National League for Nursing, New York, NY

Cynthia Moore-Hardy
President and CEO, Lake Hospital System, Painesville, OH

Mary Naylor
Director, New Courtland Center for Transitions and Health, Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA

Rebecca Patton
President, American Nurses Association, Silver Spring, MD

Cathy Rick
Chief Nursing Officer, Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC

Juanita Romans
CEO, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX

Sister Mary Jean Ryan
President and CEO, SSM Health Care, St. Louis, MO

Ninfa Saunders
Executive Vice President of Health Services, Virtua Health, Marlton, NJ

Pamela Thompson
CEO, American Organization of Nurse Executives, Washington, DC

Mary Wakefield
Director, Health Resources and Services Administration, Washington, DC

Shirley Weis
Chief Administrative Officer, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

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