Roper St. Francis Healthcare Nurse of the Year Awards

May 20, 2024

As part of National Nurses Week (May 6-12), The Roper St. Francis Healthcare Nurse of the Year Awards are presented annually to nurses that demonstrate excellent contributions to the healthcare system, with a strong commitment to enhancing the culture of Nursing Excellence.

Roper St. Francis Healthcare awarded several nurses including Rising Star of the Year Vanessa Welton. The Rising Star Nurse of the Year is presented annually to a direct-care nurse with less than two years of nursing experience who has demonstrated engagement within Roper St. Francis Healthcare, is a team player, has professional growth and drive and is exemplifying the professional practice model at the hospital they work.

Vanessa has the unique ability to connect with her patients, especially those who are diabetic, using her own personal experience with the disease to build trust and better assist her patients. In 2023, Welton was nominated for nursing services teammate of the year.

Roper St. Francis Healthcare hosted its annual Nursing Awards and Recognition Banquet last night to celebrate its top nurses.

Roper St. Francis Healthcare would like to thank the thousands of nurses in our system for living our mission of healing all people with compassion, faith and excellence.

The follow awards were given out during the event:

Nurse of the Year: Transformational Leadership

Nurse of the Year: Structural Empowerment

Nurse of the Year: Exemplary Professional Practice

Nurse of the Year: New Knowledge, Innovation, and Improvement

System Nurse of the Year

Rising Star of the Year

Nursing Services Teammate of the Year

Friend of Nursing Teammate of the Year