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Colloquium Names Lutheran RN As Heart Failure Nurse Maven Award Winner

COLUMBUS, Ohio – (June 28, 2013). The Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium announced this week that Angie Logan, RN, PCCN, is the recipient of the Colloquium’s prestigious Heart Failure Nurse Maven Award for 2013. Logan is the nurse manager of the advanced cardiac therapy unit and the aquapheresis inpatient and outpatient program at Lutheran Hospital where she was presented with the award Tuesday.

“It is great to see Angie recognized on a national level for the passion and energy she brings to heart failure nursing,” said Joyce Walz, RN, executive director of cardiac services at Lutheran. “Angie is key to our heart failure program including the opening of a unique 24-bed dedicated heart failure unit as well as numerous other projects that positively impact those living with heart failure.”

“While working with Angie on national initiatives at the Colloquium you get to know the person,” said Joe Vesco, EVP at the Colloquium. “Angie is an ideal role model for nursing, a rare combination of competency with motivation and will to make a difference in healthcare.”

Heart failure nurses across America provide care for countless individuals afflicted with heart failure. Today’s heart failure nurse is required to be highly technically proficient in a wide range of diagnostic and treatment areas. Heart failure nurses also continue the nursing tradition of caring in a compassionate way as the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, who also brought scientific rigor to nursing as a statistician while preserving her caring touch.

The Colloquium’s National Heart Failure Nurse Recognition Committee considers the following five areas of nursing practice when reviewing nominations:

• Strength of the overall story
• Relationship to patient and family
• Evidenced based practice
• Professionalism
• Patient Safety

“Angie is a humble servant leader with the unique ability to inspire other nurses to follow their passion to serve our patients,” added Walz, “It’s a privilege to work with her.”

Lutheran Hospital of Indiana was the eighth Colloquium Accredited Heart Failure Institutes® in the US and has remained continuously accredited since 2009. http://www.lutheranhospital.com/interior.php?t=266

The Colloquium’s Heart Failure Nurse Award Committee is now chaired by Elaine Greer, RN, MN, CCRN, CHFN the heart failure coordinator at St. Thomas Hospital (Nashville). Professionals and patients alike are encouraged to nominate a deserving heart failure nurse today.

More information can be found at: http://colloquiumhealth.com/award-programs/?post=207&category=1
The nomination form can be found at: http://colloquiumhealth.com/award-programs-form/?post=207

The Colloquium is a hospital membership organization dedicated to improving heart failure care.

To learn more visit:  http://colloquiumhealth.com/

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