Four Texas Health Plano Nurses Named to Great 100

By on May 12, 2014
Texas Health Plano's "Great 100" nurses are (from left) Caerisaa Kirkland, Angela Vasquez-Barnett, Michele Reuber and Dusty Hamblin. Photo courtesy: Aggie Brooks Photography

Texas Health Plano’s “Great 100″ nurses are (from left) Caerisaa Kirkland, Angela Vasquez-Barnett, Michele Reuber and Dusty Hamblin. Photo courtesy: Aggie Brooks Photography

Four nurses from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano were named to the 2014 DFW Great 100 Nurses list. The list, sponsored by The DFW Great 100 Nurses Inc., recognizes registered nurses in North Texas who exemplify excellence in the art and science of nursing.

The following nurses were honored:

  • Dusty Hamblin, B.S.N., CEN, charge nurse, emergency department
  • Caerisaa Kirkland, R.N., patient assessment center
  • Michele Reuber, R.N., supervisor, day surgery, PAC, endoscopy
  • Angela Vasquez-Barnett, R.N., CCRN, charge nurse, day surgery

“We are very honored to have four of our nurses make the Great 100 Nurses list this year,” said Mike Evans, president of Texas Health Plano. “Our nurses are dedicated to providing compassionate and quality care to patients. They work hard, setting a high standard for one another, and each one deserves to be recognized as one of the best in North Texas.”

Nurses, nominated by their peers, may only be selected for the list once in their career.

“The Great 100 Nurses recognition is particularly meaningful to our nurses because nominations come from their colleagues,” said Raymond Kelly, R.N., M.S.N., chief nursing officer at Texas Health Plano. “The winners are very proud and honored to know that their hard work and excellent patient care has made an impression on their fellow nurses.”

There will be a gala on May 14 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas honoring the Great 100 Nurses. In all, nurses from Texas Health Resources system hospitals won 30 of the 100 coveted spots on the 2014 DFW Great 100 Nurses list.

“Texas Health nurses are the compassionate face of health care to our patients,” said Douglas D. Hawthorne, FACHE, CEO of Texas Health Resources. “I’m thrilled to see so many of our star caregivers recognized for excellence in their vital field.”

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