Professional Contributions of Nursing at Sugar Land Hospital

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital nurses use the Magnet® Model as a framework for nursing excellence. Through Transformational Leadership, Structural Empowerment, Exemplary Professional Practice, and New Knowledge, Innovation and Improvements, excellent empirical outcomes are achieved. Houston Methodist Sugar Land nursing supports the Houston Methodist vision for unparalleled safety, quality, service and innovation.

 

Nursing mission: Houston Methodist nursing provides an environment in which excellent nursing practice, interprofessional collaboration, leadership, education and research ensure that patients, families and the community experience compassionate, value-based care through unparalleled safety, quality, service and innovation.

 

Nursing vision: We lead the world of nursing in an innovative and collaborative environment of excellence in patient care, education and research.

 

Philosophy of nursing: We believe the cornerstone of the Houston Methodist Professional Practice Model is a triad of:

 

  • Leadership: Building value-driven partnerships with patients, families and the interprofessional team that yield high-quality care.
  • Art: Caring for patients and families in a holistic way to meet clinical, psychological, educational and spiritual needs.
  • Science: Improving outcomes through evidence-based practices, research, innovation and professional development.

 

Transformational Leadership

Nurse leaders and nurses at the bedside are transformational leaders who keep nursing goals aligned with the vision and mission of the hospital. They participate in leadership development and mentorship programs, and demonstrate advocacy and support on behalf of staff and patients. 

Structural Empowerment of Nursing

Shared Governance — A Model for Nursing Leadership 

Nurses at Houston Methodist Sugar Land are empowered to share experience and knowledge by participating in collective decision-making with interprofessional colleagues. Shared Governance is a decision-making model that offers clinicians the means to influence professional practice and the quality of patient care, as well as to build leadership skills.  Shared Governance supports the strategic goals of nursing, thus providing better care to our patients and families. 

 

The Shared Governance model allows nurses to independently exercise judgment in the clinical setting, which has been described by nurses as one of the most significant factors affecting job satisfaction and retention. 

 

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Shared Governance Model

 

 

Recognition for Contributions to Professional Nursing

  • Nurses at Houston Methodist Sugar Land are routinely recognized for professional accomplishments throughout the year by receiving the following awards:
    • Daisy Award
    • Good Samaritan Foundation Nurse Excellence Award
    • Houston Chronicle Salute to Nurses
    • Texas Nurses Association District 9 Nurse Excellence Award
    • Annual Nursing Excellence Award
    • ICARE Award
  • Houston Methodist Sugar Land recognizes nurses for dissemination of research and evidence-based practice by providing resources to:
    • Attend conferences to present our findings to national and international health care professionals
    • Publish articles in professional journals
  • Nurses are recognized and supported to volunteer locally, nationally or internationally by providing paid time off (ICARE in Action) and additional resources (supplies/educational material/donation).
  • Nurses are recognized by the organization for professional development and are encouraged to be life-long learners by providing: 
    • Tuition assistance of $4000 a year
    • Success Pays™, Take 2 OR and CPAN certification programs
    • Reimbursed for recertification
    • Graduate Nurse Residency Program
    • Clinical Scholar Program for evidence-based practice and research
    • Shared Governance Leadership Series for Shared Governance front-line leaders

 

Exemplary Professional Practice 

Houston Methodist Professional Practice Model 

Houston Methodist’s I CARE values of integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence provide the overarching values that guide service and practice. The Houston Methodist Professional Practice Model describes the patient care delivery system and the practice of professional nursing. 
 
The patient care delivery system keeps the patient and family at the center, with the staff nurse leader in communication and collaboration with the interprofessional team, patient and family to affect outcomes of safety, quality, knowledge, efficiency and satisfaction. The graphic depiction below is the Houston Methodist Professional Practice Model, which is built upon evidence-based practice, research and innovation.  

 

Professional Practice Model of Nursing 

 

New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements

At Houston Methodist Sugar Land, nurses provide unparalleled patient care using evidence-based practice. Nurses participate in Houston Methodist education programs to learn how to lead evidence-based practice projects and conduct nursing research. Nursing-led research generates new knowledge and innovations to optimize patient outcomes. Nurses share best practices through publications and presentations at regional, national and international conferences. 
 

 

Scholarly Contributions of Nursing — Poster and Podium Presentations

 

Scholarly Contributions of Nursing

Poster and Podium* Presentations

Date and Event

ARRCC/IOWA Model (Podium). Elizabeth Gonzales DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CCRN

February 2020: Evidence - Based Practice and Quality Improvement Workshop. Houston, Texas

Evidence Table, Level of Evidence (Podium). Maureen Lall, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, SCRN, COHN-S

February 2020: Evidence - Based Practice and Quality Improvement Workshop. Houston, Texas

FOCUS- PDCA (Podium). Jo Gilbert, MS, RN, CPHQ

February 2020: Evidence - Based Practice and Quality Improvement Workshop. Houston, Texas

Examples of FOCUS- PDCA project (stroke tPA) (Podium). Rita Richards, MSN, RN, CEN

February 2020: Evidence - Based Practice and Quality Improvement Workshop. Houston, Texas

E-Fit (LEAN project) (Podium). Kelly Ward, MSN, RN, CEN, NEA-BC

February 2020: Evidence - Based Practice and Quality Improvement Workshop. Houston, Texas

Change Management (Podium). Shelly Boyne, BSN, RN, CNOR, Mary L. Harris, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Qin Chen, RDMS, RVT

February 2020: Evidence - Based Practice and Quality Improvement Workshop. Houston, Texas

Dissemination/Communication (Podium). Gordana Isajloska Jasmak, RPh, BCPS. Patricia S. Lewis, PhD, NEA-BC, CNML

February 2020: Evidence - Based Practice and Quality Improvement Workshop. Houston, Texas

Examining Implicit Bias in an Online Course Using the Community of Inquiry Model (Podium). Becky Spencer, PhD, RN, Leigh Michew,DNP, Shermel Edwards-Maddox, MSN, RN, RN-BC, Jorgie Ann Contreras MSN, RN, Michelle. Mogavero-Twist, MSN, RN

February 2020: AACN Doctoral Education Conference. Naples, Florida

Improving Door to Monitored Bed Times Using a Change Management Model (Poster). Janet Leatherwood, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Maureen Lall, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, SCRN, COHN-S, Diane McGraw, MSN, RN, CNS-CH, CPHQ, CPPS, CHOP, CCM, Rita Richards, MSN, RN, CEN

March 2020: 2020 Texas Organization for Nursing Leadership (TONAL). Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas

Mindfulness Meditation to Decrease Nurses’ Stress in a Hospital Setting (Poster). Sharmin Ali BSN, RN, Clare Dau, BSN, RN, Danielle Lipem, BSN, RN

April 2020: Winter 2019 Nurse Resident Graduation EBP. Sugar Land, Texas

Preventing Mislabeled Specimen (Poster). Mia Gonzaga BSN, RN, Kourtney Kelso, BSN, RN

April 2020: Winter 2019 Nurse Resident Graduation EBP. Sugar Land, Texas

Increasing the Use of End-Tidal CO2 Waveform Capnography in Cardiac Arrest (Poster). Monisha Kamdar BSN, RN, Sarah Hlavinka BSN, RN, Richard Davis BSN, RN

April 2020: Winter 2019 Nurse Resident Graduation EBP. Sugar Land, Texas

Vocera Handoff for Un-interrupted Meal Breaks (Poster). Lauren E. Sawyer, BSN, RN, Jasmine Boudjellai BSN, RN, Yeline Bradburn, BSN, RN

April 2020: Winter 2019 Nurse Resident Graduation EBP. Sugar Land, Texas

Nurse Buddy (Poster). Razia BSN, RN, Rebecca Moore BSN, RN, Ellis Mosuera BSN, RN, Mary Nguyen, BSN, RN

April 2020: Winter 2019 Nurse Resident Graduation EBP. Sugar Land, Texas

Improving door-to-bed times using a change management model (Podium). Maureen Lall, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, SCRN, COHN-S

August 2020: American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. Advances in Stroke Care Conference. Louisville, Kentucky. (Virtual)

From Surviving to Thriving: A Case Study of How Nurses Recovered a Patient with Delirium in the Neurosurgical ICU. (Accepted). Maureen Lall, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, COHN-S, SCRN

 

September 2020. American Association of Neuroscience Nurses Annual Conference. (Virtual)

Pain Management in Postoperative Patients (Poster). Ashley McClinton, BSN, RN, Naziya Kurji, BSN, RN, Lauren Carrigan, BSN, RN, Jennifer Valle, BSN, RN

 

September 2020: Summer 2019 Nurse Resident Graduation EBP. Sugar Land, Texas

Preventing Hypothermia in Newborns on Phototherapy (Poster). Kaitlyn Hatt, BSN, RN

September 2020: Summer 2019 Nurse Resident Graduation EBP. Sugar Land, Texas

Aromatherapy for Stress Relief Among Nurses (Poster). Erin Allen BSN, RN, Janay Dehen BSN, RN

September 2020: Summer 2019 Nurse Resident Graduation EBP. Sugar Land, Texas

Increasing Use of Pump Rate Verification in Medical/Surgical Nurses (Poster). Anna Evangelio BSN, RN, Kallyn Davang, BSN, RN, McKayla Guerra BSN, RN, Mia Nguyen, BSN, RN

September 2020: Summer 2019 Nurse Resident Graduation EBP. Sugar Land, Texas

Standardized Bedside Shift Report (Poster). Breanna Morgan BSN, RN, Ric Ayangco BSN, RN, Katrina Lucas BSN, RN

September 2020: Summer 2019 Nurse Resident Graduation EBP. Sugar Land, Texas

Nursing Spirituality in Life in Christ Seminar Series: Called to Witness (Podium). Liberty Ramas, BSN, RN, CVRN

September 2020. Philippine Nurses Association for Houston. Houston, Texas

Transformational Leadership: “Post Code Pause, Dove Symbol, and Badge Buddy” (Podium). Shermel Edwards Maddox, MSN, RN, RN-BC

October 2020: Mini Magnet Conference, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Sugar Land, Texas

Structural Empowerment: “Reducing Post-Cath Hematomas” (Podium). Elisa Cantu, MSN, RN, CVRN

October 2020: Mini Magnet Conference, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Sugar Land, Texas

Exemplary Professional Practice: “Dandle Roo Wrap” (Podium). Katie Vos, BSN, RN, CBC and Kaitlyn Hatt, BSN, RN

October 2020: Mini Magnet Conference, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Sugar Land, Texas

New Knowledge, Innovations, and Improvements: “Female Urinary Diversion Device” (Podium). Luz Malit, MSN, RN, CCRN and Maria Cecilia Sandil, BSN, RN, CCRN

October 2020: Mini Magnet Conference, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Sugar Land, Texas

Power, Politics, & Policy Making (Podium). Kathryn Tart, EdD, MSN, RN, Janet Leatherwood, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

November 2020: The Advanced Nursing Practice Shared Governance Council, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Sugar Land, Texas

Live Virtual Simulation Using a Nursing Team Approach (Poster). Shermel Edwards-Maddox, MSN, RN, RN-BC, Anita Schulte, MSN, RN

December 2020: AACN Faculty Fall Forum (Online)

Pain Management Bias in African American with Sickle (Poster). Shermel Edwards-Maddox, MSN, RN, RN-BC

February 2021: Sigma Theta Thu International- Creating Health Work Environments (Online)

From surviving to thriving: A case study of how nurses recovered a patient with delirium in the neurosurgical ICU (Podium). Maureen Lall, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, SCRN, COHN-S, Georgina Hurley

April 2021: American Association of Neuroscience Nurses 53rd Annual Educational Meeting. San Antonio, Texas

 Glycemic Management in Critically Ill patients in a Community Hospital Setting (Poster). Patricia S. Lewis, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Elizabeth Gonzales, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, NEA-BC, CCRN, Christine Fisher, MSN, RN, CDCES, Luz Malit, MSN, RN, CCRN, Charlene Manzano, BSN, RN, CCRN, Sapana Desai, PharmD, BCPS, Chiamaka Ike, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS,  Cullen Hebert, MD, FACP, FCCP, Araz Sarkissian, MS, RD, LD,  & Lauren Ginter, BS, RD, LD April 2021: Houston Methodist Critical Care Symposium. Houston, Texas. 

Nursing Publications

 

 

Effects of Reflective Practice on Baccalaureate Nursing Students' Stress, Anxiety and Competency: An Integrative Review. Jorgie Ann Contreras MSN, RN, CPN, Shermel Edwards-Maddox, MSN, RN, RN-BC, Amanda Hall MSN, RN, Mikyoung Angela Lee, PhD, RN.

April 2020: Worldviews on Evidenced-Based Nursing.

Applying Newman’s theory of health expansion to bridge the gap between nursing faculty and generation Z. (In Review). Shermel Edwards-Maddox, MSN, RN, RN-BC, A. Cartwright, D. Quintana, Jorgie Ann Contreras MSN, RN, CPN

Journal of Professional Nursing

Research Studies

 

Health care worker resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Maureen Lall, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, SCRN, COHN-S , Mary L. Harris, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Kathy Arthurs, PhD, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, RNC-OB, Brandee Duncan-Lovercheck, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Heart Score Study. Elizabeth Gonzales DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, B. Keith Ellis, MD, Patricia S. Lewis, PhD, NEA-BC, CNML, Brigit Mathew MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, Rizwana Sunesara, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Peer Review

 

Peer Review for The Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners- Elizabeth Gonzales, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CCRN

Reviewer for the Journal of Participatory Medicine- Maureen Lall Maureen Lall, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, COHN-S, SCRN

Faculty Appointment

 

Maureen Lall, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, COHN-S, SCRN

 

Assistant Professor of Nursing, Houston Methodist Academic Institute

Tracy McManaman Bridges, MSN, RN, C-EFM, RNC-OB

University of Houston Professor of Practice

Shermel Edwards Maddox, MSN, RN, CMSRN

University of Houston Professor of Practice

Stacey Upton, MSN, RN, RNC-NIC, CPN

Texas Woman’s University Adjunct Faculty

Lee Anne Lightfoot, MSN, RN

University of Houston Clinical Assistant Professor

Serving Board Members

 

Elizabeth Gonzales DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CCRN

DNP Alumni Advisory Board, UTHealth Cizik School of Nursing

Gilbert Barrera Jr., MSN, RN, NPD-BC

LAMAR CISD-Advisory Board for CTE- Lamar Consolidated Independent School District Career and Technical Education

 

UH Pearland SON-Advisory Board-University of Houston Pearland Campus School of Nursing

 

UH Alumni Founding Board for School of Nursing

Michaela Brady, MSN, RN, CAPA

University of Houston- Nursing Alumni Association Secretary

TNA District 9 Nursing Hero- Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital  Department 
 

Emily Foreman, BSN, RN CEN

 

Emergency Services

Elizabeth Gonzales DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CCRN  Director, Nurse Practitioners  

Michael Gonzales, BSN, RN

 
Brazos 6 
Maria Gordon, BSN, RN, CCRN  Brazos ICU 
Danielle Hardin, MSN, ACNP  Nurse Practitioner 

Mary L. Harris, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

 
Director, Education & Magnet 
Christina Hernandez, BSN, RN  Emergency Services  
Krystal Hopson MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-BC  Main ICU 
Mildred Kho, MSN, AGACNP  Nurse Practitioner  
Usha Kizhakkedan, BSN, MSN, RN-BC  Brazos 4 
Maureen Lall, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, SCRN, COHN-S  Director, Neuroscience Services  

Susan Laws, MBA, BSN, RN-BC

 
Program Director, Informatics  
Janet Leatherwood, MSN, RN, NEA-BC  VP/CNO 
Patricia S. Lewis, PhD, NEA-BC, CNML  Director, Critical Care  
Jason Lockwood, MSN, ACNP  Nurse Practitioner  

Cristina Martin RN, MSN, RNC-OB

 

Cristina Martin RN, MSN, RNC-OB

 

Excellence in Nursing Award- Bronze

 

Randy Abenojar, BSN, RN, RN-BC

Ana Aceves, BSN RN    

Yetunde Adegbamigbe, MSN, FNP-BC

 

Norma Alipio, BSN, RN       

Anifa Andrade, MSN, RN, CMSRN

 

Silpa Anto, BSN, RN       

Sarah Arriaga, BSN, RN, WOCN

 

Tiffany Bell, MSN, RN, CMS-RN            

Christine Crabb, RN, CCMC

Kathryn Dano, BSN, RN            

Rebecca Davied , BSN, RN

Fe De la Calzada, MBA, BSN, RN

Fatima Duterte, BSN, RN

Chung-Win Fey, BSN, RN, OCN

Christine Fisher, MSN, RN, CDCES

 

Michael Gonzales, BSN, RN

Maria Gordon, BSN, RN, CCRN

 

Masnati Gul, BSN, RN

Mary L. Harris, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Sean Hollingsworth, BSN, VAT, RN, CEN

Krystal Hopson MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-BC

 

Chijioke Iwu, BSN, RN

Mehreen Kaisani, RN

Sade Kelly, MSN, RN-BC

Kourtney Kelso, BSN, RN

 

Imran Khoja, BSN, RN

Usha Kizhakkedan, BSN, MSN, RN-BC

Patricia Lewis, PhD, NEA-BC, CNML

Lee Anne Lightfoot, MS, RN, NE-BC

 

Wynn Loquinte, BSN, RN

Ann Maguire, BSN, RN, CVRN

 

Luz Malit, MSN, RN, CCRN

Nanette Medina, BSN, RN, RN-BC

Hannah Mira, BSN, RN

Sofia Mirabueno, BSN, RN

Rebecca Moore, BSN, RN

Michelle Moreno-Lee, MSN, RN

 

Irene Meyer Morrison, MSN, RN, CNOR

Nicole Olmstead, BSN, RN

Numa Qurbanali, BSN, RN

Romelyn Relampagos, BSN, RN

Paula Salmon, BSN, RN, CCRN

Lauren Sawyer, BSN, RN

Leslie Schmitz, BSN, RN

Latanya Shelby, MSN, BSN, RN-BC

 

Doreen Singh, MSN, BSN, RN, NEA-BC

Norma Sison, BSN, RN

Asmita Sunesra, BSN, RN

Lavern Tala, BSN, RN

Mariel Tayactac, BSN, RN, CCRN

Amari Thomas, MSN, APRN, AG-ACNP

Molly Tipps, BSN, RN

Ngoc Vu, BSN, RN

Gayl Weisz, RN

Sarah Yip, BSN, RN, CVRN

 

Venieta Rawls, RN

Houston Chronicle Salute to Nurses 2020- Top 15 Nurses

 

Emilyn Rodriguez, MSN, RN, CVRN

 

Houston Chronicle Salute to Nurses 2020- Top 150 Nurses

 

Emilyn Rodriguez, MSN, RN, CVRN

James Gabo, MSN, RN, OCN, NE-BC

Sean Hollingsworth, VAT, RN, BSN, CEN

Lisa Sheckler BSN, RN, OCN, MHSc

Houston Chronicle Salute to Nurses 2021- Top 15 Nurses    
Maureen Lall, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, SCRN, COHN-S   

System Quality and Patient Safety Awardees 2020

 

Palliative Care: Asha Wurdeman, MD, Channon Hudgins, MD, Haley Mattiza, MSN, RN, CCRN, CHPN, Aaron Mussat, Alicia Youngblood, LMSW

Peer Nominated Team Awards: Team High Reliability

 

Wound Care: Amber Jones, MSN, RN, CWCN, Ann Maguire BSN, RN, CVRN, Honey Ignatius BSN, RN, Lindsey Murrile– Hawkins BSN, RN-BC, Sarah Arriaga, BSN, RN, CWOCN, Meghan Atchison, BSN, RN, Silpa Anto, BSN, RN, Victoria Pajo, MSN, RN, Michelle Moreno-Lee, MSN, RN

Peer Nominated Team Awards: Team High Reliability

 

Clinical Education: Gilbert Barrera Jr., MSN, RN, NPD-BC, Deion Cross BSN, RN, Carmen Andrus, Irene Morrison, MSN, RN, CNOR, Sharon Patagoc BSN, RNC-OB, C-ONQS, Christine Reid, BSN, RN, CEN, CLNC, Joseph Altamirano BSN, RN-BC, Mary L. Harris, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

 

Peer Nominated Team Awards: Team Quality

 

ICU: Cullen Hebert, MD, Kabir Rezvankhoo, MD, Patricia S. Lewis, PhD, NEA-BC, CNML, Elizabeth Gonzales DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, Supama Desai, Tammy Babcock, DHEd, MHA, RRT-NPS, Asha Wurdeman, MD, Fraheen Tariq, MD, Nicholas Desai, MD, Chiamaka Lke , PharmD

Peer Nominated Team Awards: Team Agile

Patricia S. Lewis, PhD, NEA-BC, CNML

Infection Prevention Pandemic Response

Kelly Ward, MSN, RN, CEN, NEA-BC

Infection Prevention Pandemic Response

Fiona S. Smith, BSN, MS, RN, CPAN, RN-BC, CAPM

Accreditation & Regulatory: Achievement Award

Haley Mattiza, MSN, RN, CCRN, CHPN

Unparalleled Quality

Irene Meyer Morrison, MSN, RN, CNOR

Unparalleled Quality

Mary L. Harris, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

 

Unparalleled Quality

Unparalleled Safety

Elizabeth Gonzales DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CCRN

Innovation in Quality and Safety

Jennifer Ramirez, BSN, RN

Innovation in Quality and Safety