Battelle Healthcare Colloquium recognizes a Heart Failure Nurse Maven recipient annually, celebrating accomplishments and contributions to the advancement of heart failure patient care. The Colloquium received many quality applications from across the country this year, and we're proud to announce the 2016 Heart Failure Nurse Maven Award recipient is Lisa Ciambra, RN, CVNC of OhioHealth Grant Medical Center.
Lisa’s dedication to heart failure patient safety, utilization of evidence-based practice, and relationship with patients and their families exemplifies what it means to be a Heart Failure Nurse Maven. She is an inpatient Heart Failure Educator and Staff Nurse in the outpatient Heart Failure Clinic at Grant. The Heart Failure Clinic is located adjacent to Grant in downtown Columbus, Ohio.
"I transitioned into the Heart Failure Clinic 16 years ago and absolutely love it. My team strives to decrease hospital readmissions and positively impact the heart failure population every day, and I am very proud to say that I am a Heart Failure Nurse Maven," said Lisa.
This year's Nurse Maven Award Panel comprises heart failure nurses from four Colloquium member hospitals. Panelists included Marena Arnold, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, CHFN, Heart Failure Coordinator, Advanced Heart Failure Nurse Practitioner at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana; Frances Greaves, BSN, RN, Regional Heart Failure Coordinator at CHI Franciscan Health; Meloneysa Hubbard, MSN, CRNP, CCTC, Director of Heart Transplant Services at Children's of Alabama; and Kelley D. Miller, CRNP, The Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We appreciate our panel for contributing their talents and time to select a deserving recipient.
The Colloquium will celebrate Lisa with an award ceremony and reception at Battelle in October. For more information about the Colloquium Heart Failure Nurse Maven Award, contact Sara Wilson.