Great 100 Nurses
February 8th, 2017
Three JPS nurses have been named among the region’s best, joining the ranks of The Great 100.
Wanda Peebles, senior vice president and chief nursing officer, is recognized for elevating nursing practice at JPS and improving both the patient experience and employee satisfaction. Peebles is praised as a staunch defender of nursing before the hospital’s administration and governing board, as well as her accessibility. She’s often on the floor, rounding on patients and families alongside bedside nurses.
Nancy Radtke, manager of the Cardio Progressive Care unit, also is recognized for combining high expectations and exacting standards with compassion and comaraderie. Under her leadership, P4 has achieved significant reductions in hospital-acquired infections and falls. Like Peebles, she is hands on, and is known for meeting unusual patient requests, conjering up wedding ceremonies and other once-in-a-lifetime experiences for terminally ill patients and their families.
Melissa Cook, also in Cardio Progressive Care, is praised as a problem-solver involved in most of the significant quality improvement initiatives undertaken at JPS in recent years. A preceptor and mentor, she created her unit’s guidebook for new nurses. She also created an informational flyer for patients on her unit that has become a model for other floors.
Great 100 nurses are nominated by their peers and selected by a panel of nursing leaders for their work as role models and compassionate caregivers who contribute to the nursing profession and their communities. This year’s Great 100 Nurses represent 32 hospitals, 4 universities and 3 private practices. More than 50,000 nurses practice in the Metroplex.
The 2017 Great 100 Nurses will be honored at a reception and celebration on April 17 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.
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