The Good Samaritan Foundation honored 16 UTMB nursing professionals at the 2011 Excellence in Nursing awards, which recognize the profession’s “best and brightest”

• Gold Winner Nursing Education, Faculty - Alice Hill, School of Nursing

• Gold Winner Nursing Education, Clinician - Catherine Ivash, Nursing Program Development
• Silver Winner Hospice/Home Health/Clinic - Angela Attaway, Pediatrics
• Silver Winner Nursing Admin & Leadership - Dolly Sanares-Carreon, Nursing Education
Bronze winners were Shelito Alviza, Stephanie Broussard, Valerie Brumfield, Maria Cole, Emily Escamilla, Whitney Hollis, Monique Luffman, Margaret Matthews, Roger, Miller, Vicki Romero, Debbie Vassallo and Scott Woodby.
Alice Hill, gold award recipient for Nursing Education, Faculty, said, “I am very, very honored to be recognized by such a foundation.” 

Excellence in Nursing award winners are nominated by their peers and selected by a distinguished committee of nursing leaders. Those nominated must demonstrate passion for the nursing profession and exemplify excellence in teaching, mentoring, leadership and service.

Celebrating 60 years of service in 2011, the Good Samaritan Foundation is dedicated to a single issue — increasing the number of highly-trained and dedicated nurses “at the bedside” of Texas patients. Its mission is to support excellence in nursing education and practice, providing grants to nursing schools for faculty development, doctoral research and community outreach.
Good Samaritan Scholars is the nation’s largest privately-supported scholarship program for nursing education, assisting almost 300 students each year. Since 1951, the program has assisted more than 15,000 nurses with more than $15 million in scholarship support.
Recipients were honored at a luncheon at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston.  
To view videos of the UTMB gold medalists, see below.