47 Ochsner Nurses Named Among 2013 “Great 100 Nurses of Louisiana”

NEW ORLEANS – Ochsner Health System is proud to announce that a record-breaking 47 Ochsner Registered Nurses were named among the 2013 “Great 100 Nurses of Louisiana.”

The Great 100 Nurses of Louisiana Foundation was founded in 1986 as a way to recognize outstanding nurses and their 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.

“We take great pride in the compassionate, quality care that we provide here at Ochsner,” said Dawn Pevey Mauk, RN, System Nurse Executive Council Chair. “That almost half of the Great 100 are Ochsner nurses shows just how highly our nursing staff is regarded and we are extremely honored.”

Ochsner’s nursing staff has a history of acknowledgments by the Great 100 Nurses Foundation for their commitment to patient care, including recognition of 152 nurses over the past five years.

The Great 100 Nurses will be honored at a celebration on October 16 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner. For more information, please visit http://www.g100nurses.org/.

Ochsner’s 2013 “Great 100 Nurses” include:

Ochsner Baptist

  • Donna Martin

Ochsner Baton Rouge

  • Bryan Baker
  • Susan Blackburn
  • Tracy Dermody
  • Tina Dunnington
  • Steve Fava
  • Elizabeth McElveen
  • Christine “Niki” Peppo
  • Tiffany Richard
  • Christa Wilborn

Ochsner Kenner

  • Sharon Borgstede
  • Marcia Briseno
  • Judyann Dilbert
  • D’Lane Edward-Alexander
  • Heather Frught
  • Kathryn Hayden
  • Ella Kliebert
  • Geri Tannehill

Ochsner West Bank

  • Tina Brou
  • Eva Cortez
  • Nathalie Gilder
  • Carla Odom
  • Patricia Phillips

Ochsner New Orleans

  • Amanda Arthur
  • Janet Barbre
  • Erin Barry
  • Walter Black
  • Tara Clesi
  • Christy Craven
  • Julia DiGiovanni
  • Dana Duplantis
  • Christine Ferry
  • Blaine Guthrie
  • Hillary Luminais
  • Janis Lydick
  • Consuelo Mejia
  • Debra Moran
  • Jennifer Moran
  • Ian Nygren
  • Michelle Sigur
  • Teri Walters
  • Melanie Williams

Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center

  • Kelly Guidry
  • Catherine Bueche
  • Monique Fleming
  • Kim Foret
  • Donna Pitre


Ochsner Health System is southeast Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by nine hospitals, both owned and managed, and more than 40 health centers in Louisiana. Ochsner has been named the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 17 consecutive years and is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across eight specialty categories. Ochsner employs more than 14,000 employees, over 900 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts over 300 clinical research trials annually. 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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