February 11, 2019
Honorees represent nearly half the total, making Texas Health the region's most-honored system.

ARLINGTON, Texas — More Texas Health Resources nurses than ever before are being recognized this year by the DFW Great 100 Nurses organization on its annual Great 100 Nurses list. Representing nearly half the list and making Texas Health the most honored health system, 39 Texas Health nurses received the honor.

Over the past two decades, more than 600 Texas Health caregivers have been named to the Great 100 Nurses list.

“I am so pleased that so many of our nurses are being recognized for the outstanding work they do every day to provide safe, compassionate care,” said Joan Clark, D.N.P., R.N., NEA-BC, CENP, FACHE, FAAN, executive vice president and chief nurse executive of Texas Health. “Over the past two decades we have had more than 600 nurses named to the Great 100 Nurses list, and I am proud that consumers can take confidence in our strong team of nurses working to meet their wants and needs.”

Twelve Texas Health entities are represented on the list, including Texas Health Alliance for the first time.

Here are the outstanding nurses:

Texas Health Allen

  • Lucy Bird
  • Stacey Rowland

Texas Health Alliance

  • Diane R. Henyan

Texas Health Azle

  • Tawanda Dickman

Texas Health Dallas

  • Yolanda Blaine
  • Sandra Kay Cox
  • Karen Hodges
  • Erin Jones
  • Ancy Mathew
  • Suzanne Murphy
  • Dana Polk
  • Katie Ramirez
  • Levinda Walpole
  • Kimberly R. Williams

Texas Health Denton

  • Sandra Urich

Texas Health Flower Mound

  • Catherine "Cassie" Thompson

Texas Health Fort Worth

  • Kathleen Barber
  • Christine Cox
  • Jennifer Dalton
  • Charolette Harfield
  • Leora Joiner
  • Nina Quijano
  • James Ryan
  • Susan M. Shields
  • Jamie Sue Waugh
  • Jennifer White
  • Kathleen Whitney

Texas Health Plano

  • Laila Amlani
  • Andrea Ansley
  • Valerie Michelle Duron
  • Vanessa Lozada
  • Kathryn McCullough
  • Karen Sullivan

Texas Health Resources

  • April Sutton

Texas Health Resources University

  • Angela Bennett

Texas Health Seay Behavioral Health Center

  • Jill Austin

Texas Health Southwest

  • Erica "Dawn" Keesee
  • Malorie Bishop
  • Stephanie Rhodes

The 2019 Great 100 Nurses were selected from more than 750 nominations submitted by their peers. The honor recognizes nurses for their leadership, service, compassion, role modeling and other significant contributions to their entity and profession. The Great 100 Nurses will be celebrated on April 15 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.

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About Texas Health Resources

Texas Health Resources is a faith-based, nonprofit health system that cares for more patients in North Texas than any other provider. With a service area that consists of 16 counties and more than 7 million people, the system is committed to providing quality, coordinated care through its Texas Health Physicians Group and 29 hospital locations under the banners of Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley. Texas Health access points and services, ranging from acute-care hospitals and trauma centers to outpatient facilities and home health and preventive services, provide the full continuum of care for all stages of life. The system has more than 4,100 licensed hospital beds, 6,400 physicians with active staff privileges and more than 26,000 employees. For more information about Texas Health, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.TexasHealth.org.  

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