Our Lady of the Lake Named Hospital of the Year 01/17/2008
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center (OLOL) was
recently named the Hospital of the Year by the Louisiana
State Nurses Association. The hospital received a Nightingale Award with
the hospital of the year distinction and several nurses from OLOL and OLOL
College were individually recognized during the seventh annual Louisiana
Awards Gala for Nursing and Healthcare. The Nightingale awards
recognize quality service in the nursing and healthcare industry and
recognize those individuals who have made a special effort to excel in the
Millie Pixley, BSN, RN, Our
Lady of the Lake, was recognized with the Mentor of the Year Nightingale Award.
Pixley is a role model in the nursing field. She has received wide recognition
for her active role in mentoring managers and future leaders in a variety of
disciplines. From Nursing Operations to Regulatory Management, to the LPN
Residency Program and Flex Pool administration, Pixley has left an indelible
mark on a long line of professionals in her field.
Beth Conner, RN, MSN, ONC, PLNC, Our Lady of the Lake, was
recognized with the Clinical Practice Nurse of the Year Nightingale Award.
Conner is an active participant in the organization’s affairs as well as an
active member and participant in key nursing organizations. She currently serves
in the role of staff nurse on the orthopedic unit. She is active in the
shared decision making model at OLOL and is the current chair of the Clinical
Practice committee. Conner has spoken at the National Association of Orthopedic
Nurses convention for the past three years.
Melanie Green, RNC, MN, PhD(c), OLOL College, was recognized
with the Nursing School Administrator of the Year Nightingale Award. Green is
currently the Dean of Our Lady of the Lake College Undergraduate School of
Nursing program, which is the largest academic unit within the organization.
This past year Green secured two grants resulting in over one million dollars in
funds for higher education and led the organization through a successful
accreditation visit from the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission.