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Susie Elmore Named Hoag's 2020 Nurse of the Year

By Stu News Newport

Categories: Featured News
July 28, 2020

Hoag has announced that Susie Elmore, RN, BSN, is the hospital’s 2020 Nurse of the Year.

Recognized for going above and beyond for her patients, Elmore was selected as Nurse of the Year for her clinical excellence, patient advocacy and community service. She serves as a role model to her fellow nurses for her dedication to providing compassionate care. She is a Clinical Nurse II on 6 West at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, where she cares for patients who have undergone complex surgeries. She also serves as a Preceptor for newly hired nurses and is a Relief Charge Nurse in her department.

Working for seven years at Hoag, Elmore is respected for her commitment to all aspects of nursing excellence. Her leadership with the team of nurses she works with helped contribute to Hoag achieving its Magnet® recognition earlier this year. Additionally, she has selflessly helped raise thousands of dollars for local charities and community fundraisers, including the March of Dimes and the Ben Carlson Memorial.

“We are proud to recognize Susie Elmore as our Nurse of the Year,” said Rick Martin, Ed.D., MSN, RN, senior vice president, clinical operations and chief nursing officer of Hoag. “Her dedication to her patients is a true representation of our entire team of RNs at Hoag who deliver exceptional care with compassion on a daily basis. It is this commitment to providing our community with high quality care that helped us become a Magnet facility.”

Hoag’s Nursing Program has received numerous awards and accolades, as well as community support. Hoag again attained Magnet® recognition for its continued dedication to high-quality nursing practice. As part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, this voluntary credentialing program is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice.

With generous support from the donor community, Hoag nurses are earning scholarships in record numbers. Donor investment in nursing education, including Julia and George Argyros, who helped establish the Julia Argyros Center for Nursing Excellence at Hoag, helps Hoag fulfill its commitment to develop, attract and retain the best and brightest nurses seeking the highest level of education.