Recognition of Great Nurses and Friends

Employee News & Views Editor: May 09, 20147 Comments

For 28 years, the Nursing Leadership Coalition of the Central San Joaquin Valley (NLC) has recognized great nurses for their achievements through the RN of the Year Awards. This year, two of Community’s nurses were among those awarded these honors. David Boyd, DNP, RN-BC was named RN of the year in the Administration/Leadership Category and Marilyn Greene, MSN, RN,NP, CEN received the RN of the Year in Advanced Practice.

As our Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, David is our system leader for clinical informatics – ensuring that our nurses and other professionals gain the skills to work with our electronic health record (EHR) and that we adapt our workflows to improve the safety and quality of our care using this tool which has transformed our practice.

He guided the development and launch of a decision support tool for nurse early identification of patient distress – Modified Early Warning Scores (MEWS). Using this tool, our pilot units had zero code blues during the pilot period and we have rolled it out across the organization.


Marilyn is Advance Practice Nurse in the Emergency Department (ED) at Clovis Community Medical Center. She is filled with passion and enthusiasm in her work in the ED. She created a mock code curriculum to help staff improve their knowledge, confidence and critical thinking in an emergency situation.

Her team rolled out a new process which has improved patient satisfaction – a Patient Passport. The passport follows the patient through their ED process and patients are reporting better satisfaction with their ED experience as a result of knowing what is happening to them.

In addition, Carla Milton, Community’s Director for Organization Development and Education, was recognized with the Friend of Nursing Award. Carla works closely with our nursing leadership team as we develop and implement important initiatives. These include new competency based job descriptions for our nursing career ladder and nursing leadership positions; training for nursing and other clinical professionals for our Epic Go-Live including an assessment of staff's computer skills and providing basic computer skills classes for those who required them; and implementing a professional practice model to shift our task focused RN workforce to role based practice. We were proud to nominate her and thrilled that she was selected NLC’s Friend of Nursing this year.

Other Community Nurses who were nominated this year by their leaders and peers for the RN of the Year Awards are:

Community Regional Clovis Community
Alice Evans, MSN, RN, APRN-CNS, CCNS, CCRN Jeff Zweifel, BSN, RN
Matt Pedroza, RN Simranjit (Sam) Bassi, RN, CCRN
Marilyn Raines, BSN, RN Karen Hughes, BSN, RN, NRP
Shari Warner, BS, RN, MICN  
Christy Anzaldua, MSN, RN  

We salute each and every one of these nurses for their dedication that never ends!


Mary Contreras, RN
Chief Nursing Officer

7 responses to Recognition of Great Nurses and Friends

Congratulations to Winners

There was strong competition for these awards...congratulations to these well deserving employees of the Community System!!!!

Awarded DNP Scholarship

As an employee of Clovis Community, I was very happy to be awarded the Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarship at the Nursing Leadership Coalition of the Central San Joaquin Valley (NLC) event discussed above. I would encourage all who are pursuing advanced nursing degrees to keep this group in mind next March - April when they post the applications which cover both BSN, MSN and DNP scholarships. :)

Outstanding! Congratulations!

We always say Community Nurses ROCK! Congratulations to David Boyd an Marilyn Green. We are so fortunate to have you at Community Medical Centers. You deserve these recognitions and we are proud of you. Carla Milton also ROCKS and clearly plays a huge role with the continuing education of our nurses and nurse leaders. Congrats!

RN Leaders

I am so proud of our nurses that were nominated this year. We submitted an astounding 4 Nursing Leaders from our department. I am proud to work with each and everyone of them. I may not always say it, but I am so glad and proud to be a part of Community, and this group of leaders. Congrats Matt Pedroza, Shari Warner, Marilyn Raines, and Christy Anzaldua! Angela C

It's such a privilege to work

It's such a privilege to work with these fine folks. Congratulations to all!!

So happy to see Karen Hughes

So happy to see Karen Hughes on this list of awesome nurses!

Congratulations to each and

Congratulations to each and every one.Excellent work!!!!

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