March of Dimes Honors Texas Health Arlington Memorial NICU Nurse
09/24/2010

ARLINGTON, Texas — The March of Dimes - Texas Chapter honored Laura Jones, BSN, RNC-NIC, neonatal nurse and clinical educator at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, with the Texas Excellence in Perinatal Nursing Award. Jones was selected among nurses from counties in region three, which includes Tarrant, Dallas, Denton, and 16 others across North Texas.

The award recognizes and encourages excellence within the areas of perinatal clinical practice, education, research, community, and program development. Award recipients include nurses who reach beyond job expectations to make a difference in the lives of mothers and babies; foster a positive working relationship between family and the health care team; take innovative approaches to positively impact patient care; and inspire peers to strive for nursing excellence.

“Laura works above and beyond the regular nurse,” said Bonnie Pigg, nursing supervisor in the labor and delivery unit at Texas Health Arlington Memorial. “She constantly strives to make things better and safer for everyone around her. She is truly an excellent nurse and I am proud and humbled to be able to work with her.”

Jones has 28 years of experience in neonatal intensive care. She joined Texas Health Arlington Memorial in 1992. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from California State University in 1982 and a legal nurse consulting certification from the Medical-Legal Consulting Institute, Inc. in 2004.

About Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital
Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital is a 417-bed acute-care, full-service medical center serving Arlington and the surrounding communities since 1958. The hospital’s services include comprehensive cardiac care, women’s services, orthopedics, an advanced imaging center and emergency services. Texas Health Arlington Memorial is an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Arlington.

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, and Texas Health Presbyterian, and an organization for medical research and education. Texas Health Organization for Physicians and Texas Health Physicians Group provide 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 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.