December 2, 2011

Acclaim: Honors for Cantrell and Roser; 3 from Emory named Nurses of the Year

Debra Barker, Judy Gretz and Judith Wold received 2011 Nurse of the Year awards from the March of Dimes.

Barker is a nurse manager at Emory University Hospital Midtown. Gretz teaches family and community health in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. A clinical professor in the nursing school, Wold is principal investigator on the Zimbabwe Health Workforce Information System Program and has spearheaded Emory’s Farm Worker Family Health Program.

Nurse of the Year honors are selected from across 16 categories ranging from home health and palliative care to critical care. Honorees represent the March of Dimes vision for a healthier, stronger generation of babies and families.

Dedra Cantrell
Detra Cantrell

Steven Roser
Steven Roser

Dedra Cantrell has been honored with the 2011 CHIME Innovator of the Year Award. CHIME is the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives organization.

Cantrell is chief information officer of Emory Healthcare.

The award provides peer recognition to CIOs for the creative application of technology in support of their organization's key and strategic business objectives.

Cantrell was recognized for her work with Emory Healthcare’s Global Patient Registration, an integrated and coordinated approach to registering patients designed to maximize the efficiency of care and improve patient experience.

Steven Roser received the Humanitarian Award of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Roser is DeLos Hill Professor of Oral Surgery and chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Emory School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery.

The award is presented in recognition of fellows and members of the association who have committed significant time and effort to improving the quality of life for the public. Roser was honored for his volunteerism including missions to Nicaragua, Ecuador and Haiti.

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