AORN Announces Award Recipients for 2011


The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) announces the following individual award recipients for 2011. Although Chapter Excellence Award recipients have been chosen, these results will be announced at AORN Congress to be held in Philadelphia March 18-24. For more details, visit

The Individual Award recipients are as follows:

Award for Excellence in Perioperative Nursing: William Duffy, MJ, RN, CNOR

Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Evidence-Based Practice: Judith L. Goldberg, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRCST

Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Academic Nursing Education: Joy Don Baker, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, CNOR, NEA-BC

Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Clinical Nursing Education: Vangie Dennis, BSN, RN, CNOR, CMLSO

Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Clinical Nursing Practice: M. Renee Khalar, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR

Outstanding Achievement in Mentorship: Anita Shoup, MSN, RN, CNOR

Outstanding Achievement in Public Policy Advocacy: Kimberly A. Dodson, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CRNFA

Outstanding Achievement in Specialty Assembly Leadership: Martha Stratton, MSN, MHSA, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC

Outstanding Achievement in State Council Leadership: Kevin J. Metzing, BS, RN, CNOR

Outstanding Achievement in Chapter Leadership: Pamela K. Utz, BSN, RN, CNOR

Outstanding Achievement in Volunteerism: Michelle R. Tinkham, MS, BSN, RN, PHN, CNOR, CLNC

Promising Professional: Lisa S. Marshall, MSN, RN, CNOR, CPAN

Outstanding Facility Achievement in Perioperative Nursing: St. Josephs Hospital and Medical Center Phoenix, Ariz.

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