Cone Health Employee Named "Woman of the Year"
Lelia Moore, Coordinator, Cone Health Congregational Nurse Program has been named 2012 Woman of the Year by the News & Record. Moore was honored during the sold-out Women to Women’s luncheon held Nov. 5 at the Koury Convention Center. The award honors a woman who has made a tremendous, positive impact on the Greensboro area.
Moore has spent her career dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the poor and/or underserved. Moore began her work at The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in 1975 as nurse manager of the hospital's outpatient clinics. She developed the Cone Health Congregational Nurse Program, which has grown to be the largest in North Carolina, and is national recognized for its many community partners and diverse initiatives.
In 2009, Moore organized a planning committee with various community partners leading to the annual Missions of Mercy dental clinics in Greensboro. This project provides free dental care. More than 2,000 people have received more than $1 million worth of dental services in just three years.
Moore and Hope Rife, Director, Clinical Social Work, recently developed the Healing Opportunities for People Experiencing Sickness (HOPES) program. HOPES helps homeless people find a place to stay after they leave the hospital so that they do not have to recover on the streets.
Lelia received a crystal vase along with a check for $5,000 that she may use toward any woman-focused project.