SOURCE: St. Joseph Hospital

St. Joseph Hospital

December 10, 2009 09:00 ET

St. Joseph Hospital's Carmen Ferrell Awarded 2010 AACN Circle of Excellence Award

ORANGE, CA--(Marketwire - December 10, 2009) - Carmen Ferrell, Executive Director of Critical Care, Med-Tele, Cardiac Renal and Enterostomal Therapy at St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, California, has received the 2010 American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Circle of Excellence Award.

"Throughout her career, Carmen has established and maintained an exceptional standard of excellence in acute and critical care at St. Joseph Hospital," says Megan Liego, RN, MSN, Cardiothoracic Nurse Practitioner at St. Joseph Hospital, who nominated Ferrell for the award. "She is a great leader, mentor, and major contributor to a decrease in mortality, improved patient care, improved patient-family satisfaction and empowerment of nursing at all levels at St. Joseph Hospital."

Circle of Excellence Criteria demonstrated by Ferrell included promotion of patient-driven excellence, skilled communication, true collaboration, effective decision making and meaningful recognition, the transformation of thinking, structures and processes to address challenges and remove barriers to advance patient-driven excellence. Ferrell was recognized for achieving visible results that validated the impact of individual leadership contribution to organizational excellence at St. Joseph Hospital.

Contact Information

    Anne Milo/Jay Geer
    MGA, Inc. for St. Joseph Hospital
    (562) 467-2020 x 226

    Ashley Dinielli
    St. Joseph Hospital
    (714) 744-8780