The Orlando Health Nursing Excellence Conference provides a motivational learning environment to recognize and celebrate excellence in nursing care and leadership. As a result, each year, nurses showcase their best practices, performance improvement projects, and nursing research at the Nursing Excellence Conference. This full day conference is a highly anticipated event that inspires and engages nurses at all levels. 

The Nursing Excellence Conference features presentations from national speakers, poster presentations, speaker breakout sessions, and best practice stories told by members of our nursing practice councils. At the most recent conference, attendees were thrilled to hear caring and compassionate patient stories as told by their colleagues of how nurses made a difference in the lives of our patients. Also, a total of 38 posters were selected for presentation at the conference. Of those, four posters were selected for special recognition. 

First Prize went to Rita Lewis, RN, CCCC from Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital for her poster entitled Reduction in 30 Day Heart Failure Readmission Rates with Initiation of Multidisciplinary Interventions.

Second Prize was awarded to Stacey Kuhn, ASN, RN, PCCN – Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital for her poster entitled Let’s Take a Walk! SSEM PCU Ambulation Protocol.

Third Prize was presented to Natalie Fitzgerald, BSN, RN, PCCN - Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center for her poster entitled Standardized Communication Process Change for Burn Wound Care. 

Honorable Mention went to Susan Campbell, BSN, RNC, C-EFM - Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital for her poster entitled Quiet Time.

View a complete list of the 2015 Nursing Excellence Conference Posters.