Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth Clinical Nurse Receives National Service Award

FORT WORTH, Texas — The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists honored Kathy Baldwin, PhD, RN, ACNS, ANP, GNP, CEN, with its Sue Davidson Service Award, a special honor presented to one clinical nurse specialist nationwide each year.

Kathy Baldwin
Kathy Baldwin

Baldwin, nurse researcher and clinical nurse specialist at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth, received the award at a national conference last week for her numerous contributions to the organization.

She served five years in its elected offices, offered five years of volunteer service, promoted widespread use of clinical nurse specialist competencies, and would “gladly take on any task, large or small,” according to the organization. She was co-Principal Investigator for a grant from the New York University Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing used to educate clinical nurse specialists on care of older adults.

“Kathy believes in life-long learning,” said Denice Black, the hospital’s manager of nursing education. “Guiding students and her fellow colleagues toward advancing their practice through continuing education and active involvement in professional nursing organizations is her passion.”

Baldwin is an associate professor and the director of graduate studies in nursing for the Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas Christian University. She serves on the Texas Nurses Association’s continuing education committee and the Advanced Practice Advisory Council for the Texas Board of Nursing. She also donates her time practicing as an adult/geriatric nurse practitioner at a local physician’s office pro-bono.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth is a 230-bed acute care, full-service facility that has provided quality and compassionate care to the residents of southwest Tarrant County for more than two decades. The hospital’s services include surgical and imaging services, a 24-hour emergency department, orthopedics and sports therapy, adult critical care, and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Southwest Forth Worth has 992 employees, 120 volunteers, and 578 members on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/SouthwestFW.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. The system of 13 hospitals includes Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, Texas Health Presbyterian hospitals, and a medical research organization. Texas Health is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.