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National Best Nursing Teams

Meet the 10 nursing teams from across the U.S. that go above and beyond

After receiving hundreds of entries from nursing teams across the country that make a difference in their patient's lives everyday, our panel of judges identified 10 teams that excel in adaptability, expertise, outreach and initiative. Meet the ADVANCE for Nurses 2012 National Best Nursing Teams. The 2013 Best Nursing Team contest will accept entries from Nov. 30, 2012-Jan. 31, 2013. Please check back to enter your team into the 2013 event.  

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington, IL, provides expert stroke care.

Community Memorial Hospital

Community Memorial Hospital, Ventura, CA, ensures patients are safe from falls.

Danbury Hospital

Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT, provides compassionate trauma care.

DeKalb Medical

Nurses on DeKalb Medical System Resource Team, Decatur, GA, go where they're needed.

Dorchester General Hospital

Nurses at Dorchester General Hospital, Cambridge, MD, rebuild after Hurricane Irene.

Glendale Memorial Hospital & Health Center

Glendale Memorial Hospital & Health Center, Glendale, CA, speeds discharges.

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

HUP nurses, Philadelphia, rise to the occasion for Heart & Vascular ICU patients.

St. John's Regional Medical Center

St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, MO, helps tornado victims.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas eliminates pressure ulcers.

Visiting Nurse Service of New York

Behavioral Health program at VNSNY, New York, NY, helps homebound patients.


While it is great to celebrate nursing, it appears that the awards were a little one sided and mostly facility based. I hope next year there is a little more diversity which might encompass other areas where we make a difference!

Denise Devine,  Lead Nurse,  MSECMay 09, 2012
Chelmsford , MA


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