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Houston Methodist Foundation Magazine | 2014

AMPLIFYING THE RIPPLE EFFECT OF EXCEPTIONAL NURSES MONICA TANG As the 2014 Crosswell Emerging Leaders fellowship recipient, her training focused on the prevention of future heart attacks and readmissions for congestive heart failure exacerbation patients through education and follow-up. “The Crosswell Emerging Leaders Fellowship renewed my interest in cardiology and my passion for getting patients home – not just getting them out of the ICU and into another hospital room.” Houston Methodist nurses exemplify the institution’s I CARE values of integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence. Through outstanding leadership, an exemplary nurse can amplify the ripple effect of these values, serving as a model for his or her entire team. Houston Methodist places these nurses in the spotlight with two annual accolades. The croswel emerging leaders felowship program was founded by Emily and Holcombe Crosswell to provide experienced nurses with a deeper understanding of the continuum of care in order to enhance the nurse’s ability to impact and enrich patient care. “Doctors are brilliant,” notes Emily Crosswell, long-time Houston Methodist board member, “but the first responders to a patient’s 36 Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation


Houston Methodist Foundation Magazine | 2014
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