Several Texas Children’s nurses to receive GSF Excellence in Nursing Award

Sixteen Texas Children’s nurses will receive the 2016 Excellence in Nursing Award from the Good Samaritan Foundation (GSF). They will be honored during a special awards presentation and luncheon on Thursday, September 8, at The Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston.

The Good Samaritan’s Excellence in Nursing Award honors registered nurses and educators who have demonstrated a passion for the nursing profession and exemplify excellence in teaching, mentoring, leadership and service. They are nominated by their peers and selected by a distinguished Awards Selection Committee.

Texas Children’s congratulates the 2016 award honorees:

Silver Award Winners

Kathleen Carberry, RN, MPH
Director, Outcomes & Impact Service

Lynda Tyer-Viola, PhD, RNC, FAAN
Assistant VP, Nursing at Pavilion for Women

Bronze Award Winners

Sharon Burks, BSN, RNC, C-EFM
Patient Care Manager, Inpatient, Pavilion for Women

Ramon Alidon Enad, MS
Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus

Fran Hawkins-Allen, BSN
Texas Children’s Health Plan

Christi Hicks, BSN, MBA
Assistant Director, Care Coordination, Texas Children’s Health Plan

Cindy Jordan, RN
Case Manager, Texas Children’s Health Plan

Liezel Papel, BSN
Staff Nurse, Inpatient, Pavilion for Women

Audra Rushing, BSN, RN
Service Coordinator, Operation Room

Rachel Saghian, RN, BNS, CPN
Staff Nurse, Inpatient, Cardiology

Janelle Smith, MSN, RN, CPN
Clinical Specialist, Community Initiatives, Pavilion for Women

Dionne Walker, RNC, MSN
Clinical Specialist, Pavilion for Women

Carmen Watrin, MSN, RN
Research Nurse, Outcomes & Impact Service

Rebecca White, RN, BSN
Staff Nurse, Inpatient, PICU-2

Janet Winebar, MSM, BSN, RN, CNML
Director, Perioperative Services

Nan Ybarra, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC
Assistant Clinical Director, Nursing (Inpatient), Pavilion for Women