Seven Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital HEB Nurses named to 'Great 100'
05/11/2010

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 best in their profession.

The winners from Texas Health HEB are:

  • Lilly George, R.N., B.S.N. – A medical/surgical nurse with 36 years in the profession, George is known as a humanitarian. She has dedicated her adult life to caring for others in the hospital setting and in the community. George lives in Bedford.
  • Donna Ingram, R.N., R.R.T., B.A. – Ingram serves as a staff nurse in the hospital’s Wound Care Clinic. A nurse for more than 30 years, patients often commend her for her skill, ability and caring nature. Ingram lives in Flower Mound.
  • Patti Joliet, R.N.C. – A natural leader in the hospital’s labor and delivery unit, Joliet’s passion throughout her 31-year career has been helping people in need. She believes nursing comes down to people taking care of people. Joliet lives in Grapevine.
  • Lucy Norris, M.S., R.N. – As the hospital’s chief nursing officer, Norris has implemented quality improvement programs and is accountable for nursing care within the hospital. She encourages hospital nurses to pursue career development programs and mentors future nursing leaders. Norris lives in Arlington.
  • Tammy Quattrochi, R.N., O.C.N. – As a nursing supervisor, Quattrochi excels in the art and science of nursing on a daily basis. She is a strong patient advocate who strives for the best care for each patient. Quattrochi lives in Haslet.
  • Sue Robertson, R.N. – A staff nurse at Texas Health Springwood Hospital, Robertson leads by example through her work ethic and her flexibility in working schedules. She is known as a self-sacrificing, compassionate encourager. Robertson lives in Haltom City.
  • Larry Wong, R.N., C.C.R.N., C.N.R.N. – Wong is known for his leadership ability as a charge nurse in the intensive care unit. He handles his patient load and assists the staff without neglecting either. Wong lives in Crowley.

“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 Debbie Paganelli, FACHE, hospital president. “These nurses have set an example of excellence that is made up of hard work and dedication for every patient, every day.”

The Texas Nurses Association and the Dallas/Fort Worth Nurse Executives 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.

In all, Texas Health nurses won 35 of the 100 spots on the coveted list, accounting for more than one-third of the top nurses in the Metroplex — more than any other hospital or health system in the area.

“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.”

The “Great 100 Nurses” were honored by the Texas Nurses Association, Districts 3 and 4, and the Dallas-Fort Worth Nurse Executives at the 20th annual gala on April 14 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.

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 TexasHealth.org/HEB.

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. Texas Health’s system of 13 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Presbyterian, and an organization for medical research and education. Texas Health is a partner in eight additional hospitals or surgery centers. Texas Health Physicians Group provides a variety of models for engagement with physicians. Texas Health Partners is a joint venture development and management company owned by Texas Health Resources. Texas Health MedSynergies is a joint venture that offers physicians a range of office management and other business services to support their practices. Texas SingleSource Staffing is a joint venture designed to help Texas Health hospitals improve patient care by recruiting and retaining quality nurses and allied healthcare professionals. For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.