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Honors and Awards

Duke Raleigh Hospital and our staff have received recognition for efforts in providing outstanding care. Below are a few award highlights from recent years.

Magnet Designation

Duke Raleigh Hospital has achieved Magnet designation for excellence in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Only 5 percent of the nation's hospitals have earned this designation, the highest level of national recognition to health care organizations, which demonstrates sustained excellence in nursing care.

Community Partner of the Year

Urban Ministries of Wake County (UMWC) named Duke Raleigh Hospital its 2010 Community Partner of the Year. President Doug Vinsel accepted the award on behalf of Duke Raleigh Hospital at the Urban Ministries' 30th anniversary kickoff.

United Way Campaign

Duke Raleigh Hospital received the Spirit of North Carolina Award, a statewide award for its employee-focused campaign in 2009.

In addition, the hospital also won the United Way of the Triangle's Award for Most Innovative Campaign for the "130" campaign. The 130 theme was inspired by the fact that if every employee gave $5.00 each paycheck, it would total $130.00 for the year.

More employees participated in this campaign than in any other United Way Campaign in Duke Raleigh Hospital's history, with a majority of those committing to $130.00 per year.

2011 Health Care Heroes

Joseph Moore, MD, medical director of the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, and Peter Grossi, MD, medical director of neurosciences at Duke Raleigh Hospital, were recognized as Health Care Heroes by the Triangle Business Journal.

The annual Health Care Hero Awards honor individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to health care in the greater Triangle community.

Friends of Nursing 2011

Two Duke Raleigh nurses were honored with the 2011 Friends of Nursing Awards. Our honorees were:

Craig D. Sibbach, BSN, RN, CNIV, Intensive Care Unit. Sibbach thrives on caring for the most complicated patient in the unit. A steady calm and willingness to share his knowledge are hallmarks of Sibbach’s demeanor.

Felisa Metcalf, BSN, RN, CNII, 4th floor. Felisa is known as a patient advocate who communicates well with families, even in difficult situations.

Other nominees from Duke Raleigh included Beverly Gooden-Louden, Sherry Hoose, Centa Jackson, Debra Schmitt and Teri Tasler.

The Duke University Health System Friends of Nursing Program was established to recognize professional excellence in nursing practice, education and research; to enhance the status of nursing; and to promote the image of nursing as a positive career choice. Learn more about this program.

Great 100 Nurses

Each year, The Great 100 Award honors nurses from all areas of practice in North Carolina that exemplify nursing excellence. The Great 100 is a peer organization dedicated to honoring the nursing profession in the state.

This year, Duke Raleigh Hospital is proud to have two nurses to have been presented with this exclusive award of achievement.

Mary Lou Ferguson graduated from Westmoreland School of Nursing in Pennsylvania. She continued to work for the hospital for 33 years before coming to Duke Raleigh nearly eight years ago. In Pennsylvania, she worked as a staff nurse, head nurse and evening supervisor. Ferguson has been an oncology nurse since 1984.

Alice Rowell went back to school at age 35 to become a nurse. She found her calling in the operating room with its fast pace, new technology and constant challenges. Rowell has been an OR nurse for 26 years, focusing mostly on orthopaedics. She has participated in many medical mission trips to Nicaragua.

2011 ADA Provider of the Year

The Diabetes Center at Duke Raleigh Hospital first received the American Diabetes Association Provider of the Year Award for eastern North Carolina in 2007 and received the honor again in 2011. Award recipients are selected based on services, programs and community outreach. Each applicant must complete a process of identifying diabetes care services, involvement in the community, and its service and commitment to patients with diabetes.

2010 Knightdale Citizen of the Year

Rev. Adrian Dixon, director of spiritual care services at Duke Raleigh Hospital, was honored at the Knightdale Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet as the 2010 Citizen of the Year for his contributions to the Town of Knightdale.

2009 Large Business of the Year

Duke Raleigh Hospital was honored at the Knightdale Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting as the 2009 recipient of the Large Business of the Year Award.

NCNA Hallmarks of Healthy Workplaces Recognition

Duke Raleigh Hospital was the first hospital recipient in the state of the Hallmarks of Healthy Workplaces designation by the North Carolina Nurses Association Professional Practice Advocacy Coalition (NCNA).

The nursing recognition is given to facilities that have developed healthy workplaces for nursing staff and advocate nursing involvement in all facets of the organization.