River Parishes Hospital nurses named to ‘Great 100’L’Observateur / August 2, 2000LAPLACE – Two River Parishes Hospital nurses have been named to the “Great 100” nurse’s recognition program, Mary Ann Moody, R.N. a registered nurse in thenursery, and Nicole Green, R.N., a registered nurse on the intensive care unit. Thisaward is presented each year by the New Orleans District Nurses Association.

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 2, 2000

Nurses are nominated by their peers and judged by a selection committee based on three criteria: how this person has furthered nursing care, how this person has mentored another nurse and how this person has promoted nursing in the community. With the naming of Moody and Green, the number of nurses on staff atRiver Parishes Hospital who have been recognized as “Great 100” nurses now totals 13.

Moody has been an employee of the hospital since it opened in June 1982. Shebegan her career as an LPN in the nursery and has worked her way up to an RN.

Through her nursing career she has mentored many nurses and nurse techs by serving as a preceptor for the nursery. She also teaches sibling classes and hasdeveloped and currently manages the hospital’s Perinatal Grief Program. Sheextends herself to moms in perinatal grief cases by making follow-up telephone calls for months after delivery and on the one-year anniversary of the event.

“Mary Ann’s greatest contribution to the profession is difficult to determine as she has made so many,” said Joleen Hays, RN, nurse manager of Perinatal Services.

“She provides wonderful patient care as is shown by the compliments he receives from many of her patients. She is an excellent role model, and her co-workerstruly look up to her.”Green has been employed with the hospital since July 1994. She began working atthe hospital as a nurse tech while she was in nursing school and has been working as a registered nurse in the intensive care unit since she graduated in May 1995.

Green’s focus has always been the bedside and her core knowledge of critical care concepts, attention to detail and diligent patient monitoring enables her to update physicians quickly of changing patient status.

“Nicole approaches her responsibilities as a critical care nurse with enthusiasm and willingness to give all that she has to the art of healing and compassion for her patients and their family,” said Patty Cortez, RN, ICU nurse manager, who nominated her for the award. “She serves as a positive role model to other nursesin the unit, seeking solutions to problems rather than being defeated by them.”

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