Nursing Awards

MedStar Georgetown is more than a place to work. That's because nurses who choose MedStar Georgetown have a lot in common.

Most of us went into nursing because we wanted to be skilled in helping patients and families during vulnerable times in their lives. We want to learn and contribute to cutting edge health care, and we want to make a difference in the lives of very sick patients. We believe strong relationships not only create a more enjoyable professional environment, but a higher level of quality care as well.

Now is the time to recognize the stars among us and nominate exceptional nurses and attending physicians to show our appreciation.

The deadline for nominations is the close of business, Friday, March 25, 2016. 

2016 MedStar Georgetown Nursing Awards

Please submit your nominations using the forms below. You can also submit hard copies of your nomination forms to Nurse Recruitment, 1st Floor - Main Building. 

Kimberly Groner, MSN, RN, ANP-C, CCRC, NE-BC
Director of Professional Practice, Research and Outcomes
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-444-6508 

ERB & Research Nurse Award

EBP & Research Nurse of the Year Award

Do you know a MGUH nurse on your unit who is:

  • Actively engaged in ongoing nursing PI, EBP or RESEARCH?
  • Serves as a role model to engage other nurses in PI, EBP or RESEARCH activities?
  • Frequently disseminates information to colleagues based on current nursing PI, EBP or RESEARCH?
  • Utilizes the PI, EBP or RESEARCH process to improve patient outcomes, processes, and/or systems?

Show someone who exemplifies the spirit of PI, EBP or RESEARCH how much they are appreciated!

Submit Your Nomination Online

DOWNLOAD Nomination Form (PDF)

The Daisy Award

Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses

The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses recognizes the “superhuman work nurses do everyday.”  The award was established in 2000, by the family of Patrick J. Barnes, as a way to keep his spirit alive.  Patrick died at age 33 of complications from Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, leaving behind his wife and 2-month old daughter.  The award represents their heartfelt appreciation to nurses “for the important difference they make in all the lives they touch.”

Show someone who is an extraordinary nurse how much they are appreciated!

Submit Your Nomination Online

DOWNLOAD Nomination Form (PDF)

Interdisciplinary Collaboration Award

Interdisciplinary Collaboration Award

The Evidence-Based Practice and Research Council (EBP&R) would like to invite MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Nurses to honor the MGUH Attending Physicians that best exemplify the SPIRIT values of an Interdisciplinary Collaborator focused on patient care.

One physician will be selected from each of the five service lines (Oncology and Medicine, Orthopedics and Surgery, Neuro-Care, Pediatrics and Women’s Services, and Psychiatry) based on the following criteria:

  • Service: strive to anticipate and meet the needs of the interdisciplinary team
  • Patient First: makes the patient (is) the first priority in everything for the interdisciplinary team
  • Integrity: communicate openly and honestly, builds trust and conducts one according to the highest ethical standards
  • Respect: treats all members of the interdisciplinary team with the highest professionalism and dignity
  • Innovation: embrace change in a positive manner
  • Teamwork: works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team

Submit Your Nomination Online

DOWNLOAD Nomination Form (PDF)

Kathleen Beard RN

The Kathleen Clifford Beard, RN – Nursing Award for Excellence in Patient Advocacy

The Kathleen Clifford Beard Award was created to honor the memory of our Georgetown University colleague – Kathleen Clifford Beard.  After 10 years serving as Nurse Manager for the OB/GYN inpatient units, Mrs. Beard was chosen to spearhead the Patient Advocacy Program which she built from “scratch” and managed single-handedly for over 15 years.  Mrs. Beard instilled in her colleagues the belief that it was a privilege to work at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital serving our patients, their families and our staff.  Through her spirit, humor and unique style, she set a new standard for concern, commitment and advocacy for patients and their families – while at the same time providing consistent, thoughtful support for nurses, physicians and staff at the Hospital. Her “radar” for people in need was extraordinary.  She would always be the first resource at their side immediately offering to provide assistance; and in the process, she redefined the concept of “going the extra mile” for all those we serve.

She earned the respect and trust of patients, families, physicians and colleagues along the way.

This prestigious award is given to the nurse who embodies the high standards set by Kathleen Clifford Beard’s profound passion for her profession and her devotion to patients and colleagues here at Georgetown. This year’s nominees should be excellent clinicians and powerful advocates for patients, families and staff.

Submit Your Nomination Online

DOWNLOAD Nomination Form (PDF)

MGUH-Magnet

Magnet Nurse of the Year

If you know a Magnet Nurse who:

  • Is a leader on his/her unit
  • Has an official or recognized leadership role in shared decision making
  • Values and promotes professional development
  • Is a teacher, mentor, and or resource to the unit
  • Serves as a preceptor and charge nurse
  • Is active in PI & Research

Then you should nominate them for this prestigious award!

Submit Your Nomination Online

DOWNLOAD Nomination Form (PDF)

Nurse Leader of the Year Award

Nurse Leader of the Year

Do you know a full time RN who is a nurse leader who exemplifies the essential elements of a Magnet culture, by consistently demonstrating examples of the following?

  • Leads and encourages shared decision making.
  • Promotes patient and staff safety in all activities.
  • Reflects a positive image of nursing at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and in the community.
  • Demonstrates a strong sense of inquiry by participating in and promoting nursing research, evidence-based nursing practice, and quality outcomes.
  • Mentors and advocates on the behalf of nursing.
  • Works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team within the organization.

Then you should nominate them for this prestigious award!

Submit Your Nomination Online

DOWNLOAD Nomination Form (PDF)

Nurse Preceptor of the Year Award

Nurse Preceptor of the Year

A Preceptor is an expert who serves as a role model, socializer, communicator and educator for all. Do you know a great Preceptor?

  • Someone who is a teacher, mentor, and/or a great resource?
  • Someone who generously shares experience and knowledge?
  • Someone who helps others be the best MedStar Georgetown Nurse they can be?

Show a preceptor how much they are appreciated by nominating them. 

Submit Your Nomination Online

Download Nomination Form (PDF)