Forty-two Ochsner Nurses Named Among 2014 “Great 100 Nurses of Louisiana”

Forty-two Ochsner Nurses Named Among 2014 “Great 100 Nurses of Louisiana”

NEW ORLEANS – Ochsner Health System is proud to announce that 42 Ochsner Registered Nurses were named among the 2014 “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 are very proud of the contribution our nurses make to the care of each and every one of our patients,” said Dawn Pevey Mauk, RN, System Nurse Executive Council Chair. “We are so honored to continuously be recognized with such a large representation of nurses in the Great 100 list year after year. This is a true testament to the great work being done at all of our Ochsner facilities.”

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 194 nurses over the past six years.

The Great 100 Nurses were honored at a celebration on October 15 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner. For more information, please visit

Ochsner’s 2014 “Great 100 Nurses” include:

Stacey P. Anderson

Julia S. Azzinari

Sharon D. Bangs

Kela S. Bickham

Gretchen Binet

Amy T. Blanchard

Bridgitte Boehm

April P. Brabham

Daphne P. Caldwell

Sandy Carragan

Cynthia Cassidy

Mary Jo Culotta

Stephanie DeBarbieris

Debra Dumas-Hicks

Tabitha Duvernay

Jamie Findley

Melissa Gelpi

Kathy Graham

Cathryn Green

Deshandra S. Hayes

Laurel B. Henry

Cielena C. Houck

Carol Kennan

Travis T. Lewis

Oddistine Moore

Sabrina S. Morales

Anne Orillion

Maria Persantes

Jeanne Redmann

Lisa R. Revolta

Annalee Starks

Coy Steinkampf

Maureen E. Strain

Jessica M. Suit

Elizabeth M. Szabo

Brent K. Thibodeaux

Linda F. Vandyke

Marlene Verdin

Scott P. Verret

Barbara Waller

Schyler A. Wesolowski

Evelyn H. Zeno


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 Ochsner's 12 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 40 health centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across nine specialty categories. Ochsner employs more than 15,000 employees, over 900 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts over 400 clinical research trials annually. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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