June 28, 2012
American Academy of Nursing Announces 2012 Honorary Fellows
Five distinguished leaders will be celebrated during the Annual Conference and Meeting on October 13, 2012
Washington, DC (June 28, 2012) – The American Academy of Nursing is proud to honor five individuals as Honorary Fellows for their outstanding contributions to health care and/or nursing.
Designation as an Honorary Fellow in the Academy is awarded to individuals not eligible for regular Fellowship who have demonstrated extraordinary and sustained contributions to nursing and health care throughout their careers. Honorary Fellowship allows an individual to receive all the benefits of an Academy Fellow. This honor includes induction into the esteemed Fellowship. The 2012 Honorary Fellows include:
- Bonnie and Mark Barnes are co-founders of The DAISY Foundation which honors nurses at the bedside who play extraordinary roles in patients and their families’ lives and funds grants focused on the treatment of patients with auto-immune diseases and cancer.
- Don Detmer, MD, FACMI, Medical Director, Advocacy and Health Policy, American College of Surgeons, a strong supporter and advocate for nursing informatics and the importance of the leadership role of nurses in the formulation of informatics policies, systems, and models.
- Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM, Senior Vice President for Patient Safety and Quality and Director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, a tireless advocate for patient safety, best care practices, and high quality nursing care that champions the important role nurses play in safety prevention measures.
- John W. Rowe, MD, Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Joseph Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, a champion of innovative nursing initiatives who has served on seven IOM committees including extensive work on the 2010 IOM RWJF report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.
An induction ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, October 13, 2012, is considered for many the pinnacle of the American Academy of Nursing’s Annual Conference and Meeting. The ceremony will take place at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC with a strolling dinner to follow. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.AANnet.org.
“The 2012 Honorary Fellows are saluted for their dedication and support to the nursing profession and the essential role nurses play in quality health care,” said Academy President Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN. “I congratulate the 2012 Honorary Fellows and look forward to honoring them at the 39thAnnual Meeting & Conference.”
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