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Houston Methodist Foundation Magazine | 2014

LORELIE LAZARO As a registered nurse with over 22 years of experience, she works closely with her colleagues to ensure the health and well-being of all patients is a top priority. “Winning the Outstanding Nursing Award from The Brown Foundation, Inc. is an inspiration to be more excellent every single day. That’s what my patients deserve.” healing – physically, mentally and spiritually – are the nurses. They’re the listening ears and seeing eyes as to how a patient is improving. I always have felt they are the conduit to the doctors and the confidants of the patients.” Nurses directly impact nearly every aspect of the patient experience and the Crosswell’s support acknowledges their important role. “I am honored that we can do something to express our appreciation for what nurses do every single day,” Mrs. Crosswell says. She hopes those selected for the fellowship will spread their knowledge to their colleagues. “All good leaders also become mentors,” Mrs. Crosswell explains. “So it’s a ripple effect. My hope is that when the nurses finish this fellowship, their leadership will inspire others to excel.” THE OUTSTANDING NURSING AWARD is another annual Houston Methodist honor. The prestigious award recognizes a truly outstanding nurse who consistently demonstrates excellence in nursing practice, professional development and dedication to patients. The Outstanding Nursing Award is made possible by a generous grant from The Brown Foundation, Inc. A nurse must be nominated and meet an extensive list of requirements to qualify. By aiding in the development of leadership skills among nurses and by rewarding those who excel, Houston Methodist seeks to advance the level of patient care while also attracting the best and brightest nurses in the nation. houstonmethodist.org/foundation 37


Houston Methodist Foundation Magazine | 2014
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