ANN ARBOR, MI--(Marketwired - May 6, 2013) - Tangent Medical (www.tangentmedical.com), an innovator in IV therapy products and creator of the NovaCath™ Integrated IV Catheter System, today announced the finalists of the 2013 Nurses' Choice Awards. The Nurses' Choice Awards were created to honor nurses during National Nurses Week and to recognize those clinicians who demonstrate excellence in improving patient comfort, satisfaction, safety and the overall quality of patient care. Every nurse considered for this award was nominated by a nursing professional in hospitals and practices across the U.S and Canada.
Among the 27 national finalists, five winners will be named this week for their overall excellence in nursing. Each day during National Nurses Week, you can read about one of the five recipients of the 2013 Nurses' Choice Awards at www.tangentmedical.com/blog.
The 2013 Nurses' Choice Awards finalists are:
Leslie Adams, Franklin Memorial Hospital - Farmington, ME
Ruth Agbowu, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center - Atlantic City, NJ
Diane Asmussen, Finley Hospital - Dubuque, IA
Denise Brennan, The Miriam Hospital - Providence, RI
Karen Brock, Cadence Health at Central Dupage Hospital - Winfield, IL
Brandy Chaney, Mercy Hospital - Oklahoma City, OK
Karen Costello, Saint Clare's Health System - Denville, NJ
Moria Cumella, Saint Clare's Health System - Denville, NJ
Kay Downey, St. Francis Medical Center - Monroe, LA
Kelli Dutton, Mercy Hospital - Oklahoma City, OK
Sara Fort, Medstar Union Memorial Hospital - Baltimore, MD
Margaret Hempstead, South Nassau Communities Hospital - Oceanside, NY
Donene Jones, Intermountain Logan Regional Hospital - Logan, UT
Mary Beth Kornacki, Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital - Windsor, Ontario Canada
Nina Lamanno-Auker, Florida Hospital - Orlando, FL
Deborah Lamberton, Our Lady of Fatima Hospital - North Providence, RI
Kyung Lee, Valley Home Care and Hospice - Paramus, NJ
Anna Martin, Sharp Coronado Hospital - Coronado, CA
Carol Meyer, Ministry Our Lady of Victory Hospital - Stanley, WI
Janice Morong, Franklin Memorial Hospital - Farmington, ME
Cheryl Nielsen, Norfolk Regional Center - Norfolk, NE
Shirley O' Donnell, San Francisco General Hospital - San Francisco, CA
Sue Pickrell, Franklin Memorial Hospital - Farmington, ME
Susan Sing, Morristown Medical Center - Morristown, NJ
Jodi Stump, Leesburg Regional Medical Center - Leesburg, FL
Heike Whitacker, Memorial Hospital, University of Colorado Health - Colorado Springs, CO
Lorelle Wuerz, NY Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell-Weill Campus - New York, NY
"We created this program to raise attention and give recognition for the unsung heroes of hospitals and healthcare facilities who dedicate themselves to patient care and healing on a daily basis," said Jeff Williams, Tangent Medical CEO. "In the area of IV therapy, a lot is asked of nurses in terms of ensuring patient safety, comfort, satisfaction and setting patients up for a positive outcome. And that is just one aspect of the job. The Nurses' Choice Awards recognize the many nurses across the country who go above and beyond for their patients everyday."
"The nursing profession offers a rich environment full of opportunity for dedicated people with varied interests, strengths and passion," said Curtis Bloch, Tangent Medical Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "What makes this award special is that all nurses must be nominated by their peers. Nominated nurses specialized in a variety of areas including infusion therapy, surgery, oncology, pediatrics, orthopedics and critical care to name a few. We are excited to open new opportunities to recognize and engage clinicians, especially as we concentrate on commercializing the NovaCath, which will elevate the nurses' ability to provide excellence in patient care."
About Tangent Medical
Tangent Medical is focused on the development and commercialization of IV therapy products. Founded in 2009, the company's patented NovaCath™ Integrated IV Catheter System is the only safety IV catheter to cost-effectively integrate advanced catheter stabilization, passive needle encapsulation, tubing management and blood control. Based on extensive clinical research into the needs of both healthcare workers and patients, this next-generation system is designed to establish a new standard in catheter design, functionality and performance. For more information, visit www.tangentmedical.com.