PSJH Nurses in the News

February 06, 2019

Nurse of the Year Winners

Each year the March of Dimes hosts many Nurse of the Year Award events across the United States to “honor extraordinary nurses who go above and beyond to deliver compassionate care.” We are proud of the numerous Providence St. Joseph Health nurses who were nominated for the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year award in 2018. Please join us in congratulating the winners.

  • Alaska – Providence Alaska Medical Center: Theodore Walker; Teanna Hehnlin; Naomi Zurba; Christine Cothran; Rebecca Hamel; Kelly Ogden
  • Alaska – Kodiak Island Medical Center: Bonnie Neff
  • Oregon – Providence Milwaukie Hospital: Elizabeth Lein
  • Washington – Swedish Medical Center: Hewit Gebrehiwet – Advocacy for Patients, Cherry Hill; Lindsey Johnson – Front Line Leader, Cherry Hill; Ann Moore – Education, Swedish Medical Center; Christy Novasio – Clinical Care, Swedish Medical Center; Mavis VanDelicht – Advocacy for Patients, Cherry Hill

Building a Better Future for Caregivers

At Providence St. Joseph Health, based in Renton, Washington, our answer to changing times is developing a strategy that responds to the needs of the health system's 119,000 employees, whom we call caregivers, because we believe that everyone — nurses, accountants, and food preparers in the cafeteria — is involved in caring for someone else. Our strategy must remain flexible for the future, and our focus is straightforward: clinical and non-clinical education, formation in Catholic values, and a pipeline that keeps tomorrow's leaders engaged in learning and sharpening their skills. Read more from Deborah Burton, SVP and chief nursing officer and Debra Canales, EVP and chief administrative officer, here.

PSJH Inducted into the American Academy of Nursing

Story: Please join us in congratulating four remarkable nurse leaders at Providence St. Joseph Health for being selected as an American Academy of Nursing Fellow in recent years.

  • Deborah Burton, PhD, MN, BSN, RN – Senior Vice President, System Chief Nursing Officer
  • Sylvain Trepanier, DNP, RN, CENP – Regional Chief Clinical Executive, California Region
  • Elizabeth Schenk, PhD, MHI, RN-BC – Nurse Scientist, PSJH and Washington State University
  • Marlon Saria, PhD, RN, AOCNS, FAAN – Clinical Nurse Specialist, Providence Saint John’s Health Center

Academy fellows include hospital and government administrators, college deans, and renowned scientific researchers. Fellow selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care and sponsorship by two current Academy fellows. Applicants are reviewed by a panel comprised of elected and appointed fellows, and selection is based, in part, on the extent the nominee’s nursing career has influenced health policies and the health and wellbeing of all.