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Association of California Nurse Leaders Celebrates Exceptional Talent at 41st Annual Conference

February 5, 2019

PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 5, 2019--The Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL) is honoring several distinguished members for their outstanding contributions to health care at its 41st annual conference at the Pasadena Convention Center this week. The 1,400-member strong organization, which promotes industry excellence, innovation and lifelong learning, is presenting awards in categories encompassing clinical practice, innovation and technology, research and education.

“We honor these amazing professionals for their extraordinary commitment to improving the health of our patients and communities,” said ACNL CEO Kim Tomasi, MSN, RN. “This exceptional group of professionals is representative of the outstanding work accomplished by California’s nurse leaders.”

The following awards are being presented:

Excellence in Leadership Linda Leavell, PhD, MPH, RN Executive Director ( Retired) National Patient Care Services Kaiser Permanente

Outstanding Emerging Nurse Leader Heather Johnson, MSN, RN, PCCN Assistant Nurse Manager Universal Care Unit and Centralized Monitoring Center Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Excellence in Clinical Practice Juli McGinnis, MSN, RN, NEA-BC Director, Nursing Professional Practice Patient Care Services, Southern California Region Kaiser Permanente

Excellence in Innovation and Technology Anne Tanner, MN, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE Executive Director Acute Care Services CHOC Children’s Hospital

Excellence in Nursing Research June Rondinelli, PhD, RN, CNS Director Regional Nursing Research Program Patient Care Services, Southern California Region Kaiser Permanente

Excellence in Professional Education Stephanie Vaughn, PhD, RN, CCRN, FAHA Director/Professor School of Nursing California State University, Fullerton

Friend of Nursing G. Aubrey Serfling President and Chief Executive Officer Eisenhower Health

Martin J. Massiello Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Eisenhower Health

ACNL Chapter Excellence Award ACNL Los Angeles Coastal Chapter

In addition, scholarships totaling more than $32,000 are being awarded on behalf of ACNL and other health care organizations to support nurse leaders in pursuing advanced degrees and conducting research.

About Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL) The Association of California Nurse Leaders is a nonprofit professional organization representing nurse leaders in hospitals, health systems, academia, research and business. For more than 41 years, ACNL has affected positive change for nursing and health care by developing nurse leaders, advancing the professional practice of nursing, influencing health policy and promoting quality health care and patient safety.

For more information about ACNL, please visit the organization’s web site.

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