Ansell Announces H.E.R.O. Nurse Service Award Winners

Ansell announces the winners of its first H.E.R.O. [Heal, Educate, Reach, and Overcome] Nurse Service Award, established to recognize nurses who have made lasting impressions on their peers, patients, profession, and their community. 

The contest was launched at the 60th annual Congress of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) held March 4-8, 2013 in San Diego. It began with nurses being nominated by their peers, followed by a voting period. The 10 nominees receiving the most votes were named the most deserving of the 2013 H.E.RO. Nurse Service Award. This years winners include:

 Mary Anderson, professor, Chicago State University
 Donald Brant, certified registered nurse anesthetist, Aultman North Surgery (nominated twice)
 Ashley Burke, RN, Northeast Methodist Hospital
 Sailor Dobbins, Infusion Center, Allegan General Hospital
 Julie Jordan, clinical infection preventionist, Beaumont health System
 Sarah Plunkett, RN, PhD, nursing professor, Tulsa Community College School of Nursing
 Lidia Pusnik, clinical educator, Citrus Valley Health Partners-Inter Community
 Greg A. Shannon, director of nursing staff development, University of Toledo Medical Center
 Melissa Weishaar, RN, surgery control desk coordinator, Salina Regional Health Center

On behalf of everyone at Ansell, we would like to congratulate the nominees and show our appreciation for our nation's nurses, acknowledging their tireless contributions, says Robert Gaither, senior vice president and regional director, North America, at Ansell. "Nurses are the heart of healthcare and dispense comfort, compassion and caring on a daily basis.

Stay tuned for more details on the 2014 H.E.R.O. Nurse Service Award, including entry and nomination dates.  To learn more about the 2013 winners, visit the Ansell Gallery of H.E.RO.s at: