Nel Loewen was honored with first place in the Silent Angel Awards.  She works in the UTMB Emergency Department as the sexual assault nurse examiner program coordinator.  She was nominated for "giving so much of herself physically, emotionally, mentally, and financially and has dedicated her life to the care of sexual assault victims."

The late Grace Money received second place in the Silent Angel Awards for her work as a nurse on the Acute Care for Elders Unit.  She was remembered for her "pioneering spirit, her inquisitiveness for knowledge, caring, compassion, determination and dedication to do the right thing."  Her brother, Mark Tiernan accepted the award on her behalf.

Billie Hansley was honored with third place in the Silent Angel Awards for her "excellence in nursing every day as an operating room nurse; for her compassion for patients and their families, advocacy for specific patient concerns, excellent technical skills and critical thinking, and her incredible involvement and team playing in the operating room."

UTMB's Rapid Response Team won the Silent Angel group award for their "ability to intervene with the highest level of clinical expertise on behalf of a patient while still maintaining a presence of calm, teamwork, mentorship, camaraderie and compassion.  They are the true definition of a group of Silent Angels."

Karen Kislingbury received the Silent Angel Award in the non-nurse category for her "work as a physician assistant as a heart and lung transplant coordinator for the department of surgery.  Even though her daily work is intense and exhausting she is always willing to reach out and help others."

Jeanene Trochesset was recently awarded the Ron Brady Memorial Award for Excellence in Volunteer Leadership at the ANNA National Symposium in San Antonio for her work on the UTMB Children’s ESRD Unit. She was nominated by Glenda Payne, one of the leaders in ESRD nursing and ANNA.