Thursday, December 06, 2012
Donna Griffith inducted as Fellow of American Academy of Nursing
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STUART, Fla., Dec. 6, 2012 – Donna Herrin Griffith was recently inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.
Griffith, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, FACHE, FAAN, has served as Martin Health System Senior Vice President/Administrator and Chief Nursing and Patient Care Officer since June 2011. She was one of only four nurses selected from Florida to be inducted as a Fellow.
Composed of the nation’s top nurse researchers, policy makers, scholars, executives, educators and practitioners, the honor of induction is a culminating event for an outstanding track record in the profession.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to join this group of extraordinary health care professionals,” Griffith said. “Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing are enhancing the way health care is delivered in this country. It is a tremendous honor to be a part of this organization.”
The Academy is composed of approximately 1,800 nurses who have been honored over time. Selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care along with sponsorship by two current Academy Fellows.
Applicants are reviewed by a panel comprised of elected and appointed Fellows, and selection is based on the extent to which nominees’ nursing careers have influenced health policy, care delivery systems, and the health and well-being of all.
A health care and nursing executive leader with more than 30 years experience, Griffith is a past president of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, and has provided service to several national associations, including the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Nurses Association’s Magnet Recognition Program and the American Hospital Association where she is currently in the fourth year of a six-year appointment to the AHA health professions committee.
She has also published several professional and research papers related to patient care, most recently in the Journal of Nursing Management’s May 2012 edition. In the paper, titled “Global nurse leader perspectives on health systems and workforce challenges,” Griffith and her co-authors identified international patient care issues and how health care leaders can better work together to develop innovative solutions.
About Martin Health System: Martin Health System is a not-for-profit, community-based health care organization that has served the region for more than 70 years. It offers a continuum of care including preventative, primary and acute hospital care, as well as cancer and cardiac care, wellness and rehabilitation services. Its approximately 3,000 associates, 375 affiliated physicians and 900 volunteers provide care at 12 different locations serving Martin and St. Lucie counties. Martin Health is a seven-time winner of the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals Award, has twice been named a Thomson Reuters 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals award winner, and received designation as a National Employer of Choice designee for 2009 and 2010-11. To learn more, visit martinhealth.org.