UCHealth is proud of its nurses

On Saturday, May 7, six UCHealth nurses were honored at the statewide Colorado Nightingale Awards dinner in Denver.
May 10th, 2016

Bari Platter, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC, a clinical nurse specialist for CeDAR at the University of Colorado Hospital, was named a statewide Nightingale winner, Colorado’s highest honor for nurses. Five other UCHealth nurses were named as state finalists.

Bari was nominated in the category of “Non-Traditional Nurse/Innovation” for her innovative curriculum that integrates Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Twelve-Step Facilitation to address emotional dysregulation. Her book is used by many comprehensive addiction treatment organizations across the country and internationally.

The Nightingale Awards honor nurses who embody the character and spirit of Florence Nightingale, who is considered the founder of modern day nursing.

UCHealth’s Chief Nurse Executive Carolyn Sanders, said: “Please join me in congratulating Bari for winning this prestigious award! In addition, please help me in congratulating the pioneering work of all of these nurses across UCHealth. Accomplishments such as these truly make me proud to be the Chief Nursing Executive of a health care system that embraces nurse-driven innovation.’’

The other five UCHealth finalists are:

  • Misty Bever,RN, CGRN is a clinical nurse in the GI Lab at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland.  Bever was nominated for her innovation in developing and implementing treatment protocols for Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT).
  • Leighann Jock MS, RN, CCNS is a clinical nurse specialist in Critical Care at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. Jock was nominated for her clinical leadership related to infection control.
  • Hannah Harman, BSN, RN is a Level III charge nurse on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at UCH. Harman was nominated for her innovative project of Demoralization in Medical Illness.
  • Beth Prabhakar BSN, RN is a Level III nurse in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at UCH.  Prabhakar was nominated for her acuity tool that predicts nursing workload.
  • Angela Augur BSN, RN is a Level III charge nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UCH. Angela was nominated for her work in implementing Kangaroo Care.

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UCHealth is an innovative, nonprofit health system that delivers the highest quality medical care with an excellent patient experience. With 24,000 employees, UCHealth includes 12 acute-care full-service hospitals and hundreds of physicians across Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska. With University of Colorado Hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus as its academic anchor and the only adult academic medical center in the region, UCHealth pushes the boundaries of medicine, providing advanced treatments and clinical trials and improving health through innovation.