Salute to Nurses
Presented by the Indy Star
100 nominees for 2013 Salute to Nurses
Congratulations to the 102 Community Health Network Indy Star Salute to Nurses nominees! We were thrilled to have the opportunity to recognize so many of our outstanding nurses, and were very proud that we had nominees not only from our Indianapolis locations, but also from Westview, Howard and Anderson. Twenty-seven of our nominees attend the Salute to Nurses banquet in April, and as always, it was a wonderful celebration and an opportunity thank and recognize not only our nominees, but all nurses.
Beth Della Rocco
2012 Salute to Nurses winner
Congratulations to Beth Tharp, R.N., named CEO of Community Hospital Anderson in July 2012! Full story >>
At Community Health Network, we are blessed with many, many exceptional nurses who enrich the lives of our patients and families every day. We have the opportunity to recognize them for their compassion and service through the Indy Star’s Salute to Nurses, honoring nurses and nurse educators across the state who provide selfless service with tireless dedication.
Beth Tharp, R.N., a nurse at Community Hospital Anderson, was named a 2012 Salute to Nurses winner.
What can one individual do to advance the practice of nursing? Astonishing things, if that one individual is a nurse like Beth Tharp, R.N. As vice president of patient care services, Beth’s impact can be seen throughout Community Hospital Anderson. To name just a few examples: maternity services honored by the World Health Organization and the CDC, a research center that gives Madison County residents access to the nation’s most cutting-edge clinical trials, a wound healing center that has changed countless lives, a program to build and recognize nursing excellence. We’re proud that Beth is being honored for "Advancement in Nursing"—but the real winners are the patients and families whose lives she has touched.
Close to 100 nurses were nominated across Community Health Network, Community Westview Hospital and Community Hospital Anderson. All nominees >>
2010 - Community tallies 151 Salute to Nurses nominees
Community Health Network nurses were nominated by patients, family members, friends and coworkers in the The Indianapolis Star’s eighth annual Salute to Nurses contest. In fact, the 151 nominations that were sent in meant that, for another year in a row, Community Health Network was recognized for receiving the most nominations of any health care organization in the contest. The network received a plaque at the Salute to Nurses luncheon on April 28 honoring this recognition. A full listing of names and locations of Community’s nominated nurses is included below.
“Congratulations to all the nurses nominated for the Salute to Nurses awards sponsored by The Indianapolis Star,” shares Jan Bingle, network chief nursing officer. “We are proud to have received, once again, the most nominations turned in for this recognition event. The nominations submitted make evident the professional excellence of all 3,000 Community nurses wherever nursing is practiced.”
Community Home Health Services
Community Hospital Anderson
Community Hospital East
Valeri Brock Jones
Roberta Michelle Dragoo
Barbara L Watson
Community Hospital North
Community Hospital South
Dawn Sullivan Wright
Community Physician Network
The Indiana Heart Hospital
2009 Community nurses spotlighted at Salute to Nurses ceremony
Margaret Moore, R.N., was honored with the Lifetime of Compassion Award in the annual Salute to Nurses program sponsored by The Indianapolis Star. Moore has been part of the network family since 1966 and currently serves as a CV quality data facilitator.
Winners, finalists and honorable mentions took the spotlight April 22, 2009 at a special luncheon sponsored by The Indianapolis Star. They also will be recognized in a special pull-out section in the newspaper May 3, and on the Star's Web site.
Another Community Health Network nurse, Marchusa Huff, R.N., Ph.D., earned an honorable mention. Huff, who has been with Community since 1991, works at Community North and rotates between the general inpatient surgery unit, ortho/neuro/spine unit and the medical oncology renal unit. She is a retired professor from the Indiana University School of Nursing.
To view a video spotlighting Moore and Huff, their views on nursing and working at Community, click the image to the right.
In all, Community nurses tallied 125 nominations in this year's Salute to Nurses competition.