|Kennedy Nurse Ronni Whyte, BSN, RN, Named in the Philadelphia/Tri-State Nursing Excellence GEM Awards|
|Friday, May 16, 2014|
Ronni Whyte, BSN, RN – Population Health Manager with the Kennedy Health Alliance – has been named a Nursing Excellence GEM Award winner for her extraordinary contributions to her patients, other nurses, and the community. Two other Kennedy nurses – Ann Marie Flory, MSN, RN, and Gillian Reeve, MSN, RN -- were finalists in the 2014 Philadelphia/Tri-State Nurse.com Nursing Excellence GEM Awards competition, sponsored by Nursing Spectrum magazine. They were among 30 nurses honored at a special awards gala held May 13th in Philadelphia.
Ms. Whyte, a resident of Blackwood, NJ, was honored in the category of Home, Community & Ambulatory Care for her work with the Kennedy Health Alliance (KHA), a network of physician primary and specialty care practices throughout southern New Jersey. Known for her leadership, organizational and motivational skills, she works with KHA’s expansive and continually growing team of providers to develop processes aimed at improving patient outcomes and access to care.
In her role with the Kennedy Health Alliance, Ms. Whyte is committed to bridging the gap between inpatient and ambulatory care, while engaging and empowering patients to be active members in their healthcare. A graduate of Immaculata University, Ms. Whyte is an 18-year associate with the Kennedy Health System.
Ms. Flory, a resident of Voorhees, NJ, is Nurse Manager of a 36-bed medical-surgical unit at Kennedy University Hospital in Cherry Hill. She was nominated and selected as a finalist in the category of Staff-Patient Management. In addition to overseeing her own unit, Ms. Flory has served as interim Nurse Manager for the hospital’s ICU and step-down patient units, and is known for her unfailing ability to engage staff and to advocate for patients.
Ms. Reeve, a resident of Medford, NJ, is a Wound Care Nurse with Kennedy Home Health Care. She was nominated and selected as a finalist in the category of Home, Community & Ambulatory Care. Ms. Reeve has developed a wound care process for home health patients and is also known for her excellent and ongoing work in mentoring her peers. In 2013, she was named a Kennedy Nursing “Power of One” winner during Nurses’ Week.