Our exceptional nurses at Swedish Covenant Hospital have achieved local and national recognition for quality work and compassionate care. Click on any of the links below to view our nursing staff's many accomplishments:
- Trudy DeWaters, PhD, GNP recipient of the 2009 Nan Hilt Research Writers Award from the editorial board of Orthopaedic Nursing.
- Ada Gonzalez RN, MS, was a finalist for the 2009 Nursing Excellence Award by the Nursing Spectrum for Community Service.
- Nancy Chaiken APN, WOCN, was a finalist for the 2009 Nursing Excellence Award by the Nursing Spectrum for Clinical Excellence.
- Maureen Barrett RN, MS, was a finalist for the 2009 Nursing Excellence Award by the Nursing Spectrum for Mentoring.
- Elizabeth Miniscalco, RN, BSN, was recognized as 2008 Yoplait Champion. Learn more >
- Trudy DeWaters, PhD, GNP recipient of the 2008 Nurse Educator Fellowship Award from the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
- Active site for the Nurses Improving Care for Health system Elders (NICHE), a program of the John S. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University
- Ada Gonzalez, RN, MS, was the recipient of the 2007 Jesse White Medical Award honoring individuals who make significant contributions to the Hispanic Community
- Aji Lukose, RN, BSN, was the recipient of the Nurse Excellence Award by the Nursing Spectrum
- Cynthia Standish, RN, MSN, received the Community Stewards Fellowship by Loyola University
- Jackie Strzalka, RN and Manager of Intensive Care and Intermediate Care Units, received the 2006 Spirit of Planetree Care Giver Award
Many of our nurses have also been nominated to receive Swedish Covenant Hospital's STAR Award, which recognizes exceptional care among our employees. See who has been nominated for an Employee STAR Award >
Congratulations to the 70 Nurses working at Swedish Covenant Hospital who are board certified in the following specialties:
Cardiology, Case Management, Critical Care, Diabetes, Nursing Education, Emergency, Gerontology, Home Health, Infection Control, Medical/Surgical, Obstetrics, Oncology, Pain Management, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Rehabilitation, Surgery and Wound Care
View a complete list of Swedish Covenant Hospital board-certified nurses >
What does this mean for you? You can be assured that whenever receiving care at Swedish Covenant Hospital, our nurses have achieved high academic recognition in specialized, continuing education. This dedication provides the most current health care to you and your loved ones, and demonstrates our nurses' commitment to excelling in patient care.
- L. Beagley RN MS, 2008 Medical Mission trip to Kenya
- S. Lee RN, 2008 Medical Mission trip to Guatemala
- M. Ahlgren RN, Multiple Medical Mission trips to Africa
- Annual Nursing Camp for 10- to 12-year olds
- Nurses on faculty at North Park and Loyola Universities
- Affiliations with schools of Nursing at Wilbur Wright College, Truman College, North Park and Loyola Universities
- The Role of the Nurse Leader: Educating Patients and Consumers. Linda Beagley RN, MS. March, 2009. National Conference of the American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses, Washington DC.
- Healing Powers of Gratitude. D. Rigoni RN, MA. November, 2008. State of Illinois Continuity of Care, Chicago Chapter.
- Easing the Transition from Acute to Skilled Nursing Facilities. P. Koepp RN, MS and B. Toczylowski RN. October 2008. Plane Tree Annual International Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
- Hardwiring Strategic Initiatives into Nursing Performance. M. Shehan RN, MSN. October 2008. Plane Tree Annual International Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
- Infection Control Update: How to Comply with Illinois' MRSA Laws. Connie Cutler, RN, MS, CIC, FSHEA. March 14, 2008. Chicago Institute of Medicine Safety Forum.
- Promoting Cultural Competence in Healthcare. A. Gonzalez RN, MS. 2007. Illinois Nurses Association. Chicago, Illinois.
- Fall Reduction - unit based to hospital wide. M. Barrett, RN, MS and L. Luc-Gorby, RN, MSN. May 2007. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Geriatric Nursing Association.
- Pressure ulcer prevention strategies within the intermediate care unit. N. Chaiken, RN, CWOCN. April 2007. National Conference of Advanced Wound Care Specialist.
- Medication Administration - a time and motion study. C. Standish, RN, MSN. January 2007. Midwest Nursing Research Society and American Nurse's Association.
- The Patient Safety Express. E. Illescas, L. Rogers, RN, MSN and C. Standish, RN, MSN. March 2006. Chicago Institute of Medicine Safety Forum.
- Standish, Cynthia, RN, MSN. "Medication administration time study (MATS): Nursing staff performance of medication administration". JONA, 2009.
- Ching-Eng H. Wang, PhD, RN. "Working with older adults: A Nurse Practitioner's experience from a Humanbecoming perspective". Nursing Science Quarterly, 2008.
- DeWaters, Trudy, PhD, GNP, et al. "The use of a self-reported pain measure and the PAINAD scale in hospitalized elderly post-surgical hip fracture patients". Orthopaedic Nursing, 2008.
- Rogers, Laura, RN, MSN. "Health Care Agencies". Contemporary Medical - Surgical Nursing, 2007. Delmar Publishing.
- Rogers, Laura, RN, MSN. "Meeting CMS requirements for quality assessment and performance improvement". Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 2006.
- Cutler, Connie, RN, MS. "Improving oral care in patients receiving mechanical ventilation". American Journal of Critical Care , 2005.
- DeWaters, Trudy, PhD, GNP, et al. "An evaluation of clinical tools to measure pain in older people with cognitive impairment". British Journal of Community Nursing, 2003.
- Meigs, Jo Ann, RN, MBA. "Mentoring: Building Nursing's Future, Now". AWHONN Life Lines , 1999.
- Forcier, Kathy RN, MSN. "Clinical Outlook: A collaborative effort between hospital and long-term care staff for helping chronically mentally ill clients". Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 1997.
- Shearer, Joanne, RN, MSN. "The Nursing Research Journal Club: An Ongoing Program to Promote Nursing Research in a Community Hospital". Journal of Nursing Staff Development, 1995.
For more information about Nursing at Swedish Covenant Hospital, please call the Nursing Administration office at (773) 878-8200, Ext. 5600.