Staff Nurses of the Year named
Rosamund Gabrielson Staff Nurse of the Year recipients were announced representing the four entities of VUMCJune 11, 2020
Four Vanderbilt nurses representing different entities of the Medical Center have been named Rosamond Gabrielson Staff Nurse of the Year.
The award is named in honor of Rosamond Gabrielson, RN, who arrived at VUMC in 1976 as the director of Nursing, immediately following her tenure as president of the American Nurses Association. During her 12 years at Vanderbilt, she helped establish nursing bylaws and staff action committees, which ultimately led to what is now known as shared governance.
Gabrielson retired from Vanderbilt in 1988 and died in 2000. Her legacy left a significant footprint on Vanderbilt nursing, for which she was posthumously honored in 2018 at the Office of Diversity Affairs’ second-annual Hidden VUMC Figures event.
Rosamund Gabrielson Staff Nurse of the Year recipients were announced representing the four entities of VUMC – Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and Vanderbilt Adult Ambulatory Clinics. These nurses were chosen by the Nursing Staff Councils from each entity.
The recipients are:
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt: Stevie Crossland, BSN, RN, Children’s Hospital Radiology Recovery
Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital: Allison Jagoda, BSN, RN, BS, MS, CCRN, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU).
Vanderbilt Adult Ambulatory Clinic: Brenda Weedman, RN, CDE, Vanderbilt Eskind Diabetes Center.
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital. Savannah Young, BSN, RN-BC, VPH Float Pool.