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'Great 100 Nurses' List Includes Two from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano

PLANO, Texas — The annual list of the Metroplex’s best nurses is out, and two nurses from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano were honored among the region’s Great 100 Nurses.

Linda Allison, R.N., M.S. John Marchand, R.N., B.S.N., J.D., CPAN
Linda Allison, R.N., M.S. John Marchand, R.N., B.S.N., J.D., CPAN

The winners from Texas Health Plano are:

  • Linda Allison, R.N., M.S., a clinical education specialist
  • John Marchand, R.N., B.S.N., J.D., CPAN, a charge nurse in the surgical step down unit

“The Great 100 Nurses are the best of the best, and we’re honored to have two of these superstars at Texas Health Plano,” said Dr. Jeffrey Canose, FACHE, hospital president. “Our nurses set a high standard for each other, an example of excellence that is made up of hard work and dedication for every patient, every day. I am proud that their work was recognized among the best in our region.”

The DFW Great 100 Nurses Inc. and its partnering organizations annually sponsor the “Great 100 Nurses,” which honors registered nurses in the area who exemplify excellence in the art and science of nursing. Nurses are nominated by their peers, and may only be named to the list once in their career.

“Great 100 recognition means a lot to our nurses because it is coming from other nurses,” said Ray Kelly, R.N., M.S.N., Texas Health Plano’s chief nursing officer. “Fellow nurses who have stood in your shoes and worked your shifts have said you are one of the best.”

In all, Texas Health nurses won 31 of the 100 spots on the coveted list. See the list of recognized nurses from Texas Health hospitals at

“Texas Health nurses are the compassionate face of health care to our patients,” said Douglas D. Hawthorne, FACHE, CEO of Texas Health. “I’m thrilled to see so many of our star caregivers recognized for setting the standard of excellence in their vital profession.”

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hosptial Plano
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a 368-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, providing technologically advanced care to Plano and surrounding areas since 1991. The hospital’s services include orthopedics, cardiovascular services, oncology, pediatrics and women’s services. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Plano has more than 1,600 employees and 1,200 physicians on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit

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