COMMERCE —The Detroit Medical Center Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital clinical nurses, Kirsten Roberts, MSN-Ed, RN, CVN-I BC, has been selected as the 2014 National Magnet Nurse of the Year in the Empirical Outcomes category. She is one of only five national nurse of the year recipients. She received the award at the 2014 National Magnet Nursing Conference in Dallas, Texas on Thursday.
Roberts, of Clarkston, has been a nurse for nearly 25 years. She was selected for her passion to improve patient outcomes, evidenced through her involvement in multiple programs to improve the delivery of care and outcomes for heart failure patients using cardiac rehabilitation. As part of her efforts to reduce re-hospitalizations, Roberts conducted a study that found patients who participated in the program achieved a 91 percent decrease in hospitalizations for six months post-discharge.
“As nurses, we work to provide the highest quality outcomes while also providing excellent customer satisfaction,” says Deborah Brennan, RN, Magnet Program manager. “Kris exemplifies these qualities on a daily basis and receives support for her ongoing efforts from the leadership team at DMC. Kris demonstrates that breakthroughs in how we care for patients come from individuals, like her, who are willing to try new approaches.”
Roberts has a bachelors’ degree from Michigan State University and a graduate degree the University of Phoenix.