Seven Texas Health HEB Nurses Named to Great 100 List
03/31/2011

BEDFORD, Texas – The annual list of the Metroplex’s best nurses is out, and seven nurses from Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford find themselves honored among the region’s Great 100 Nurses.

“I always enjoyed taking care of people and knew at an early age I wanted to pursue the health care profession,” said Patty Fjordbak, R.N. in endoscopic services. “Nursing allows me to pursue my passion. Creating trusting relationships with patients at their time of need is so rewarding and satisfying.”

In addition to Fjordbak, the honorees from Texas Health HEB are:

  • Yvonne Collett, R.N., labor and delivery
  • Patricia Davenport, R.N., manager employee health services
  • Angelle Kolle, R.N., OB/GYN nurse
  • Gail Potter, R.N., clinical educator
  • Linda Stigler, C.M.S.R.N., nursing supervisor
  • Sharon Winn, B.S.N., R.N., staff nurse 
  • “The Great 100 Nurses are the best of the best, and we’re honored to have seven of these superstars at Texas Health HEB,” said Deborah Paganelli, 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 Texas Nurses Association and the North Texas Organization of Nurse Executives annually sponsor the “Great 100 Nurses,” which honors registered nurses in the D/FW 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.

    In all, Texas Health nurses earned 26 of the 100 spots on the coveted list. Follow this link for a complete list of recognized nurses from Texas Health hospitals.

    “Every day our patients benefit from the compassion, skills and plain hard work of Texas Health nurses,” said Douglas D. Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health. “It’s touching to see the dedication and caring spirit of our nurses recognized with such a prestigious award from their peers.”

    The “Great 100 Nurses” will be honored by TNA Districts 3 and 4 and by the North Texas Organization of Nurse Executives at the 21st annual gala on April 27 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.

    For more information, please visit www.TexasHealth.org/HEB.

    Information about the hospital can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TexasHealthHEB.

    Yvonne Collett 

    Yvonne
    Collett

    Patricia Davenport

    Patricia
    Davenport

     Patty Fjordbak

    Patty
    Fjordbak

    Angelle Kolle

    Angelle
    Kolle

     Gail Potter

    Gail
    Potter

    Linda Stigler

    Linda
    Stigler

     Sharon Winn

    Sharon
    Winn

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    About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford
    Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford is a 296-bed, acute-care facility serving Northeast Tarrant County since 1973. The hospital’s services include outpatient surgery, women’s services, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a dedicated oncology care unit, cardiac rehabilitation and psychiatric and addiction treatment. Texas Health HEB is an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.TexasHealth.org/HEB.

    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 www.TexasHealth.org.

    Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.