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11 UNC Health Care nurses chosen as ‘Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina’

Media Contact: Alan M. Wolf, (919) 784-4467, alan.wolf@rexhealth.com

Friday, September 26, 2014

UNC Health Care is proud to announce that 11 nurses across its system have been selected for this year’s list of the Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina. The prestigious list recognizes registered nurses for their outstanding professional abilities and commitment to improving health care in their communities.

“Our nurses are an integral part of the excellent and compassionate care that we provide to our patients and their families every day,” said Dr. William L. Roper, CEO of UNC Health Care. “We congratulate our Great 100 winners on their tremendous accomplishment and thank them for their commitment to improving patient care.”

The list is compiled by The Great 100 Inc., a grassroots, peer recognition organization that honors the nursing profession in North Carolina. The group recognizes nursing excellence and provides scholarships to nursing students across the state. This year’s winners will be recognized during a gala on Oct. 18 in Greensboro. Read more at great100.org/index.asp.

The UNC Health Care winners include:

Donna Balint, BSN, RN, CPN
7 East, Med/Surg, Rex Healthcare


Barbara Carr, ADN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA;
Cardiothoracic Surgery, High Point Regional


Susan Dunzweiler, ADN, BA, RN, CWON;
Wound Ostomy Care, High Point Regional


Elaine Javellana, BSN, RN, PCCN;
Telemetry Acute & Intermediate Cardiac Care, UNC Hospitals


Andrea McQuaigue, BSN, RN;
Neuro/Vascular Med/Surg, High Point Regional


April Monnich, RN-BC, CMSRN;
Psychiatric and Addictions Therapeutic Healing Services, Pardee Hospital


Laurey Munch, MSN, RN, CNM;
Labor & Delivery, UNC Hospitals


Julie Pacheco, ADN, RN-BC;
Vascular Acute Care, UNC Hospitals


Kathy Prichard, BSN, RN-BC;
Vascular Acute Care, UNC Hospitals


Anthony “Tony” Stewart, BSN, RN;
Clinical Integration, High Point Regional


Ann-Marie Taylor, BSN, RN-BC, MDS;
Orthopedics/GI Med/Surg, High Point Regional

About UNC Health Care

The UNC Health Care System is a not-for-profit integrated health care system owned by the state of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill. It exists to further the teaching mission of the University of North Carolina and to provide state-of-the-art patient care.

UNC Health Care is comprised of UNC Hospitals, ranked consistently among the best medical centers in the country; the UNC School of Medicine, a nationally eminent research institution; community practices; home health and hospice services in seven central North Carolina counties; Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville, NC; Chatham Hospital in Siler City, NC; High Point Regional Hospital in High Point, NC; Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir, NC; Nash Health Care in Rocky Mount, NC; Johnston Health in Smithfield and Clayton, NC; and Rex Healthcare and its provider network in Wake County.