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Two TGMC Nurses Honored With Award For Nursing Excellence From International Honor Society Of Nursing

09/13/2016

Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) is pleased to announce Julie Leonard, BSN, RNC-OB, and Laura Poole, MN, RN, NEA-BC, as the recipients of the International Award for Nursing Excellence from the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Xi Zeta Chapter at Nicholls State University.

Sigma Theta Tau’s International Awards for Nursing Excellence are based on the society’s dedication to fostering high professional nursing standards, recognizing superior achievement, developing leadership and encouraging creative work. Awards are presented to nurses every two years for contributions in the fields of technology, media, chapter excellence, research, leadership and practice. Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Xi Zeta Chapter at Nicholls State University presented three awards this year for Nursing Excellence, two of those recipients are TGMC nurses.

Poole is the recipient of the Nurse Leadership Award from Sigma Theta Tau. Poole has been a member of the TGMC team for over 33 years and presently serves as Assistant Vice President of Nursing Services. Leonard is the recipient of the Nurse Clinician Practice Award from Sigma Theta Tau. Leonard began her career at TGMC in 1993 as a nurse extern and after finishing her nursing degree from Nicholls she transferred to the Women’s Health Center where she has excelled as a Labor and Delivery nurse.

            “We are thrilled that Sigma Theta Tau has recognized both Laura and Julie” said Phyllis Peoples, president and CEO of TGMC. “Their dedication to excellence in the field of nursing is exemplified daily and our physicians, staff, and patients are blessed to have these two extraordinary nurses part of the TGMC team.”

          

 

Pictured: (top to bottom) Laura Poole and Julie Leonard

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