Navigation Links
SGNA Honors Outstanding Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Professionals With Nationwide Awards
Date:5/15/2009

Winners Recognized as the Best in GI and Endoscopy Nursing at SGNA 36th Annual Course

ST. LOUIS, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. (SGNA) is proud to honor GI and endoscopy professionals through a series of annual awards that recognize their dedication to the field and commitment to patient care. The recipients of these four distinguished awards represent the best in GI and endoscopy nursing and exemplify great skill, passion and knowledge in the work that they do. The winners will be recognized and celebrated by their peers this week at the SGNA 36th Annual Course at America's Center Convention Complex in St. Louis, Missouri.

The SGNA Annual Course provides a meeting place for GI and endoscopy professionals to share ideas and best practices, in addition to offering important resources and certification opportunities to advance in the GI profession and stay up-to-date on the trends of the industry. The Annual Course also provides a great opportunity for GI professionals to convene and network with new friends year after year, as well as honor and congratulate individuals for their excellent work.

"There are many outstanding gastroenterology and endoscopy nurses, associates and nursing teams across the nation, and the SGNA is honored to count the majority of them among our members," said Lisa Heard, BSN RN CGRN, president of SGNA. "Each year we look forward to honoring the 'best of the best' at our Annual Course, celebrating these winners' exceptional professional commitments and hopefully encouraging all of our members to aspire for similar success, for the greater benefit of the field and our patients."

Following are the awards being presented this year and their corresponding recipients:

  • Proud to Be GI Award awarded to Karen Bell, BSN RN CGRN
  • Gabriele Schindler Award awarded to Fay Massullo, RN CGRN
  • Distinguished Service Award awarded to MaryAnne Malone, RN CGRN
  • ABCGN's GI Professional of the Year Award awarded to Elisabeth Anne Margl, BSN RN-BC CGRN

Following are details about the awards and additional information on each recipient:

"Proud To Be GI" Award

This award recognizes an individual who exemplifies the best qualities of a GI nurse or associate, namely leadership, mentoring, communication and teamwork. SGNA, in partnership with Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals (P&GP), is proud to present this year's national award to Karen Bell, BSN RN CGRN. Karen, a clinical leader of the Endoscopy/Surgery Center at the Bayhealth Medical Center, is passionate about being an expert in her field, and she's proudly mentored many of her staff in seeking higher-level certifications, like the CBGNA. Karen is also widely recognized for her leadership skills and attention to detail as SGNA's Delaware Region 10 Treasurer, a demanding behind-the-scenes position which Karen has held - to great praise - since 1998. Personally and professionally, Karen continues to exemplify the leadership, professionalism, integrity, dedication to teamwork, effective communication and superior clinical skills that traditionally distinguish "Proud to Be GI" award winners.

The SGNA Gabriele Schindler Award

This award recognizes an individual who demonstrates excellence in gastroenterology clinical practice and who exemplifies the skill, knowledge and compassion of Gabriele Schindler, the first recorded gastrointestinal assistant and an early pioneer of GI patient care. This year the SGNA presents this prestigious award, which is sponsored by Salix Pharmaceuticals, to Fay L. Massullo, RN CGRN, who represents Schindler's spirit of compassion, commitment, professionalism and caring. Fay has demonstrated her dedication with more than 30 years of service at the West Virginia University Hospital in Morgantown where she became the hospital's first GI Nurse in 1984. One of only three nurses in the North-Central West Virginia region who can perform esophageal manometries, Fay is a leader in her field and has worked closely with physicians to develop a top-notch endoscopy department. As a charter member of her regional SGNA chapter, Fay has served the society as chapter president, coordinator of local chapter education courses and editor of the chapter's quarterly newsletter.

The SGNA Distinguished Service Award

This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to SGNA at both the national and regional levels, while actively promoting the Society and the GI specialty through significant contributions in the areas of public service, legislation and other community involvement. This year's recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, sponsored by ERBE USA, Inc., is MaryAnne Malone, RN CGRN. After serving in the endoscopy unit at the Samaritan Hospital in Albany, N.Y. for more than 20 years, MaryAnne chose to expand the realm of her practice by working with nationally recognized gastroenterologists at Albany's Medical Center. MaryAnne has been an active SGNA member for the length of her career, serving as chapter president for three terms and also on the national review board for the fourth edition of SGNA Gastroenterology Nursing: A Core Curriculum.

ABCGN GI Professional of the Year Award

The American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology News (ABCGN) seeks to recognize a nurse who is dedicated to validating his or her qualifications through certification and who also demonstrates commitment and leadership among colleagues and patients to enhance the practice of gastroenterology nursing. ABCGN presents this year's GI Professional of the Year Award, sponsored by Cook Medical, to Elisabeth Anne Margl, BSN RN-BC CGRN, for her dedication to patient care and her commitment to her own professional development and the development of her colleagues. Elisabeth is recognized amongst her peers at the Ocean Medical Center Endoscopy Department for her mentorship, and in 2004 she helped facilitate the certification of eight members of her endoscopy unit.

About Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA)

The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. (SGNA) is a professional organization of more than 8,500 nurses and associates dedicated to the safe and effective practice of gastroenterology and endoscopy nursing. SGNA carries out its mission by advancing the science and practice of gastroenterology and endoscopy nursing through education, research, advocacy, and collaboration, and by promoting the professional development of its members in an atmosphere of mutual support. For more information, visit www.sgna.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. The African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) Honors Merck & Co., Inc. with Global Corporate Philanthropy Award
2. American Red Cross Honors Blood Collection Professionals During Blood Collectors Week 2007
3. Forbes Honors Susan G. Komen for the Cure Founder as Trailblazer
4. Eight Michigan HMOs, Two Providers, Take Top Honors for Quality Health Care
5. Nobel Honors 3 Former March of Dimes Prize Recipients
6. Research!America Honors Univ. of Chicago Economists for Study Showing Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS Drug Development
7. Hazelden Honors Stephen I. Sadove, Chairman and CEO of Saks Fifth Avenue at its New York Awards Dinner to Benefit Youth and Families
8. GNC Honors Herb Day Tomorrow (and All Month Long)
9. THA Honors Nine Legislators for Contributions to Health Care
10. Association Honors Health Care Leaders in Midland and Troy
11. American Cancer Society Honors Outstanding Contributions to Fight Against Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... human resources, technology and recruiting support, is pleased to announce the promotion of ... in 2009 as the Market Manager where he was responsible for managing client ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... SyncDog, Inc. , ... security software, is featured in the current issue of Silicon Review ... with innovative technology solutions and features them in their magazine. The magazine allows ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... Representatives of CHA Fertility Centers ... member of their staff, Dr. Joshua J. Berger. As of May 2016, Dr. ... world-renowned facility. , Dr. Berger has received recognition for his research, his teaching and ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... Horizon Blue Cross ... consumers seeking relief from the crushing burden of sky-high health care costs, Superior ... In their ruling ( http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/opinions/a2913-15a2929-15.pdf ) the court provided some analysis of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... NJ (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2016 , ... As ... Health and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) have teamed ... Steps NJ, an education campaign promoting living a healthy and active lifestyle. , Through ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  In a startling report released today, ... their residents by lacking a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription ... definitive ranking of how states are tackling the worst drug crisis ... four states – Kentucky , New ... Vermont . Of the 28 failing states, three – ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Bracket , ... launch its next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) ... held on June 26 – 30, 2016 in ... first electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind to ... #715. Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Guerbet announced today that it has been named a ... One of 12 suppliers to receive the ... of Premier members through exceptional local customer service and ... lower costs. "We ... customer service from Premier," says Massimo Carrara , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: