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Published on July 20, 2010

Moses Cone Health System home to 18 of Great 100 nurses

For the second consecutive year, 18 of the Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina work for Moses Cone Health System. The annual list of outstanding nursing professionals is created by the grassroots organization the Great 100.

"It is an honor – both for these nurses and for Moses Cone Health System – to be named to this prestigious list," says Joan Wessman, Executive Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer. "They are leaders in our profession and set the standard in delivering exceptional patient care every day."

The outstanding nurses are:
• Thresa Brown, RN, of Madison, who is a clinical nurse specialist for Moses Cone Health System.
• Lyndsey Currin, RN, of Staley, who works as a telemetry/urology nurse at Wesley Long Community Hospital.
• Richard Diehl, RN, of Greensboro, who works in the Palliative Care Unit at Wesley Long Community Hospital.
• Peggy Eller, RN, of Whitsett, who is a medical/ surgical/telemetry nurse at Moses Cone Hospital.
• Amanda French, RN, of Graham, who is a clinical nurse specialist for Moses Cone Health System.
• Connett Gill, RN, of Martinsville, VA, who is a flexible resources nurse for Moses Cone Health System.
• Kathy Haddix-Hill, RN, of Greensboro, who is Vice President of Emergency Services for Moses Cone Health System.
• Debbie Green, RN, of Greensboro, who is the Vice President of Nursing and Patient Services at Annie Penn Hospital.
• Beverly Harrelson, RN, of Danville, VA, who is a clinical nurse specialist for Moses Cone Health System.
• Joseph Joyce, CRNA, of Greensboro, who is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at Wesley Long Community Hospital.
• Tina Miller, RN, of Jamestown, who works as a urology nurse at Wesley Long Community Hospital.
• Karen Mueller, RN, of Greensboro, who is the Assistant Director of the Intensive Care/Step-down Unit at Wesley Long Community Hospital.
• Julie O’Neal, RN, of Summerfield, who works as a step-down nurse at Moses Cone Hospital.
• Marsena Pardee, RN, of Summerfield who is a clinical nurse specialist/diabetes coordinator for Moses Cone Health System.
• Jean Reinert, RN, of Greensboro who is a faculty nurse consultant for Moses Cone Health System.
• Farrah Tarpley, RN, of Greensboro, who works as a care coordinator at Moses Cone Hospital.
• Rebecca Yow, RN, of Asheboro, who is an oncology nurse at Wesley Long Community Hospital.
• Jennifer Zinn, RN, of Greensboro, who is a clinical nurse specialist for Moses Cone Health System.

The Great 100 is a not-for-profit volunteer organization that recognizes excellent nursing care and a commitment to the profession of nursing among registered nurses in North Carolina. The Great 100 nurses will be honored at a gala on Sept. 18.

Moses Cone Health System is a not-for-profit health system that includes five hospitals, an extended care center, physicians’ practices and various clinics. More than 2,600 nurses work for Moses Cone Health System.

For more information on the “Great 100,” go to www.great100.org.

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