42 Ochsner Health Network Nurses Named to “Great 100 Nurses of Louisiana” List

NEW ORLEANS – Forty-two Ochsner- affiliated Registered Nurses through the Ochsner Health Network were named among the 2016 Great 100 Nurses of Louisiana.

The Great 100 Nurses Foundation was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana 36 years ago, and since then has honored thousands of nurses across Louisiana, North Carolina, Texas, and Oklahoma. Founded in 1986, the Great 100 Nurses of Louisiana Foundation recognizes outstanding nursing accomplishments and successes. The honorees are selected by their peers and patients, based on their achievements in four areas: Clinical/Community, Administration, Research and Education.

Ochsner's nursing staff has a history of acknowledgments by the Great 100 Nurses of Louisiana Foundation for their commitment to patient care, including recognition of 265 nurses over the past eight years. This year, Ochsner features Sandra Prather and Lora Minton, mother-daughter who are both recognized on the list. Click to read their story.

Congratulations to the following outstanding nurses:

Ochsner Baptist Medical Center

  • Raymond Balser
  • Joan Condon
  • Deborah Couraud
  • Karina Estrada
  • Lynn Lovoi
  • Diane Taylor
  • Kathleen Tickle

Ochsner Health System

  • Maria Nix
  • Melinda Turner

Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge

  • Nydia Koenig
  • Amanda Pemberton
  • Jenny Wilkinson

Ochsner Medical Center - Jefferson Highway

  • Darlene Boudreaux
  • Dace Camp
  • Kenneth Chauvin
  • Deborah Coates
  • Mary Foley
  • Jennifer Garnand
  • Valeria Jackson
  • Aubrey Kane
  • George Kirkman, III
  • Kristen Linde
  • Tracy McNeely
  • Thu Mai Nguyen
  • Judy Pennison
  • Anne Pirrone
  • Brenda Poche
  • Erika Ray
  • Louise Saladino
  • Katherine Sire
  • Shannon West

Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner

  • Jason Milton
  • Sandra Prather
  • Irela Tregre

Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore

  • John Bertucci
  • Roxanne Decell
  • Frances Waguespack

St. Charles Parish Hospital

  • Bryan Camus

Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank Campus

  • Lora Minton

Affiliated Hospitals through the Ochsner Health Network

St. Tammany Parish Hospital

  • Susan Aultman
  • Ryan Nunez

Slidell Memorial Hospital

  • Julie Chase


Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 28 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 60 health centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across three specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs more than 17,000 employees and over 1,000 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties, and conducts more than 1,000 clinical research studies. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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