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Baptist-DeSoto announces 2023 Nurse Excellence Award recipients

Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto honored eight nurses for nursing excellence during National Nurses Week.

Baptist-DeSoto’s Nurse Excellence Award is an annual recognition that has been led by the hospital’s chief nursing officer for the past 10 years. The 2023 honorees include the following:

  • Nurse Excellence Overall: Kayce Barclay, outpatient services
  • Friend of Nursing: Renee Storment, emergency department
  • Nurse Educator: Courtney Gray, women’s pavilion
  • Nurse Mentor: Eric Chavez, cath lab
  • Nurse Manager: Cindy Eldred, emergency department
  • Rising Star: Hanna Jerome, intensive care unit
  • Sage Nurse: Janet Caldwell, women’s pavilion
  • Nurse Excellence: Non Traditional: Brandon Boozer, gastrointestinal lab

“The Baptist-DeSoto Nurse Excellence Award demonstrates the exceptional talent we have at Baptist-DeSoto,” said Randy White, chief nursing officer for Baptist-DeSoto. “I am grateful for our team of nurses and their commitment to providing outstanding patient care.”

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