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University of Texas Medical Branch
News Release
Thursday, September 15, 2011

UTMB Excellence in Nursing recognized

Galveston – The Good Samaritan Foundation is honoring the winners of the 2011 Excellence in Nursing awards recognizing the profession’s “best and brightest” this Thursday, Sept. 15. Four of the 12 awards will be presented to nursing professionals at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. They are: 

• Gold Winner Nursing Education, Faculty - Alice Hill, School of Nursing

• Gold Winner Nursing Education, Clinician - Catherine Ivash, Nursing Program Development

• Silver Winner Hospice/Home Health/Clinic - Angela Attaway, Pediatrics

• Silver Winner Nursing Admin & Leadership - Dolly Sanares-Carreon, Nursing Education

Excellence in Nursing award winners are nominated by their peers and selected by a distinguished committee of nursing leaders. Those nominated must demonstrate passion for the nursing profession and exemplify excellence in teaching, mentoring, leadership and service.

Celebrating 60 years of service in 2011, the Good Samaritan Foundation is dedicated to a single issue — increasing the number of highly-trained and dedicated nurses “at the bedside” of Texas patients. Its mission is to support excellence in nursing education and practice, providing grants to nursing schools for faculty development, doctoral research and community outreach. Good Samaritan Scholars is the nation’s largest privately-supported scholarship program for nursing education, assisting almost 300 students each year. Since 1951, the program has assisted more than 15,000 nurses with more than $15 million in scholarship support.

Recipients will be honored Thursday at a luncheon at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston. For more information, go to 

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