Beaumont Nurses Earn Oakland Nightingale Awards


ROYAL OAK — Four Beaumont Health System nurses were honored by Oakland University’s School of Nursing at the 26th Annual Nightingale Awards held in May.

The awards recognize the exemplary contributions of registered nurses. Winners are selected from nominations by peers, supervisors, friends, or patients.

“Nurses are the heart and soul of our organization,” says Gene Michalski, president and CEO, Beaumont Health System. “They are key to quality patient care and to a caring, compassionate patient experience. Once again, we are honored that so many of our nurses were recognized or nominated for Nightingale Awards. It is well deserved recognition for our outstanding Beaumont nurses.”

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe nurse Anne Stewart BSN, RN, received the Oakland University Distinguished Alumni Award

Stewart, from Clinton Township, is vice president and chief nursing officer at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe. She takes a hands-on approach and meets individually with each nurse on every shift in every unit. Her one-on-one conversations with staff have helped to drive significant increases in engagement survey scores.

Two other Beaumont nurses were recognized in the Staff Nurse Practice category. They were:

Lisa D’Andrea, BSN, RN, of Macomb, who has a professional demeanor and caring spirit are well-known to patients and colleagues at the Beaumont Breast Care Center. Her compassionate work ethic allows patients and their families to feel comfortable. In partnership with the Beaumont Foundation, she established a plan to meet the educational needs of Breast Care Center patients during cancer treatment.

Anne Page, BSN, RN, of Southfield, who is a staff nurse in the preoperative units at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. In being responsible for the preoperative preparation and postoperative recovery care of patients, she is passionate and meticulous in her work and is always seeking ways to improve quality, safety and patient care experiences.

Another Beaumont nurse was recognized as a runner-up in the Distinguished Alumni category. She was:

Suzanne Gardner, BSN, RN, of Lenox Township, who is the director of quality and patient safety at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe. Certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt and kaizen leader in her division, Gardner also uses the Japanese philosophy of “change for the best,” which is focused on continuous improvement in a variety of industries and involves all employees.

A total of 26 Beaumont Health System nurses were nominated for Nightingale Awards.