Congratulations to Kirsten Roberts, MSN-Ed, RN, for being selected as the 2014 National Magnet Nurse of the Year in the Empirical Outcomes category by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Roberts, who works at the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, was honored for her initiatives to improve the care and outcomes for heart failure patients using cardiac rehabilitation.
Roberts conducted a study on the impact of cardiac rehab for heart failure patients and found that patients who participated in the program had a significant reduction in hospital readmissions along with improved quality of life.
“This is a huge honor for Kris and it speaks volumes about the impact she has had here for patients in our hospital,” said Deborah Brennan, RN, DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital Magnet Program Manager. “As nurses, we work to provide the highest quality outcomes while also providing excellent customer satisfaction. Kris exemplifies these qualities on a daily basis and receives support for her ongoing efforts from the leadership team at DMC.”
Roberts received the award at the 2014 National Magnet Nursing Conference in Dallas, Texas on October 9, 2014. The American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) National Magnet Nurse of the Year® awards program recognizes the outstanding contributions of clinical nurses for innovation, consultation, leadership, and professional risk taking.
“We are so very proud of Kris, not only for providing excellent care to her patients but also for her innovation, leadership and passion to find ways to improve care,” says Anna J. Kiger, DNP, DSc, MBA, RN, Chief Nurse Officer and VP of Patient Care Services at Tenet Healthcare.
DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital has been recognized as a Magnet Hospital since 2009.