Three Nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas Named to 'Great 100'

DALLAS, TEXAS, April 14, 2011 – Three Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas nurses were honored as 2011 Great 100 Nurses, an award recognizing registered nurses who exemplify excellence in the art and science of nursing.

Debra Brosz
Mary Davis
Nancy Reed
The honorees are:

  • Debra Brosz, M.S.N., R.N., O.N.C., N.E.A.-B.C., nurse manager in neurosurgical and the epilepsy monitoring unit
  • Mary Davis, R.N., outpatient surgical charge nurse and preceptor
  • Nancy Reed, R.N.C.-O.B., labor and delivery nurse

“The honorees are truly the best and the brightest, and we are honored to have these great nurses as part of our team,” said Cole Edmonson, M.S. R.N., F.A.C.H.E., N.E.A.-B.C., chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services at Texas Health Dallas. “These talented nurses join Texas Health Dallas honorees from previous years.”

Brosz, who has 31 years experience as a nurse, began her career as a social worker, but says that nursing has given her more opportunities to help others. Her recent work on graduated compression stockings was recognized in 2009 when it was published in the American Journal of Nursing. Graduated compression stockings are mechanical devices that wrap around the feet and legs and contract to promote blood flow, helping prevent dangerous blood clots in the legs that travel to the lungs.

“Debra’s outstanding work in evidence-based practice has helped advance care here at Texas Health Dallas and has helped other nurses around the country learn how to better care for their patients,” Edmonson said.

Davis, who was recruited to Texas Health Dallas from Ottawa, Canada, has 32 years of experience as a nurse. She is a preceptor and role model among her peers. She has been recognized for her talent and her skills and was awarded the hospital’s 2009 Nursing Excellence award. Davis, who is nationally certified as an advance caregiver for pediatric patients, brings expert knowledge to her position as outpatient surgical charge nurse at Texas Health Dallas.

Reed, who has worked in labor and delivery at Texas Health Dallas for 14 years, said she enjoys her work today even more than the day she started. She is nationally certified in inpatient obstetrics, and was one of the first nurses in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to teach an Obstetric Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support course. She is known as a patient advocate and compassionate caregiver who encourages others to practice patient safety.

“Great 100 nurses are leaders who inspire everyone around them, including volunteers, patient care technicians, doctors and other nurses,” Edmonson said. “Nancy and Mary do that every day. They lead from the bedside, and are an integral part of our team; and are true champions for patient safety. We are so blessed to have them here.”

The Dallas/Fort Worth Great 100 Nurses celebration is sponsored every year by generous donations from sponsors from the communities in which the nurses live and work. This year’s winners will be honored at a banquet on April 27 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is an 866-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, having provided compassionate care to the residents of Dallas and surrounding communities since 1966. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Texas Health Dallas among the nation’s best hospitals in digestive disorders, orthopedics, and neurology and neurosurgery. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Dallas has approximately 4,000 employees and an active medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit