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Nurses group names VUMC top employer

Oct. 25, 2012, 10:14 AM

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named the Employer of the Year for 2012 by the Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA).

Marilyn Dubree, MSN, R.N., Executive Chief Nursing Officer, accepted the award on behalf of VUMC at the TNA’s annual convention on Oct. 19, in Franklin, Tenn.

Marilyn Dubree, MSN, R.N., accepts the Employer of the Year Award for VUMC from Tennessee Nurses Association President Lena Patterson. (photo by Steve Green)

“This tremendous recognition reflects the deep commitment our 5,000-plus Vanderbilt nurses make every day,” said Dubree. “Our institutional focus is patient- and family-centered care, and our nurses and health care colleagues work tirelessly to make sure we meet or exceed the highest standards.”

The TNA Employer of the Year Award was established in part to honor a health care organization that recognizes and supports the instrumental role registered nurses play in the delivery of quality health care to the people of Tennessee. The criteria include participating in national databases for nurse-sensitive quality indicators, encouraging nurses’ representation in decision-making and ensuring consistent processes and systems according to the Nurse Practice Act.

According to the TNA, Vanderbilt was chosen for to its leadership and support for the advancement of nursing and nursing programs.

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