Loyola Nurse Receives MS Nursing Award | News | Loyola Medicine
Monday, August 10, 2015

Amy Perrin Ross, APN, MSN, CNRN, MSCN, receives prestigious multiple sclerosis nursing award

MAYWOOD, IL – Amy Perrin Ross, APN, MSN, CNRN, MSCN, has received the June Halper International MS Nursing Award from the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN). This award is given each year to an MS nurse who demonstrates excellence in MS nursing and a commitment to MS patient care, education, creative interventions, research, advocacy and leadership. Perrin Ross received the award earlier this year at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers meeting.

“It was a tremendous honor to be recognized by my peers for years of working on behalf of people with MS and their families,” Perrin Ross said. “None of this would have been possible without the support of the Loyola community.”

Perrin Ross is certified by the American Board of Neuroscience Nurses and by the Multiple Sclerosis Nursing International Certification Board. She is an advanced practice nurse who serves as the Neuroscience program coordinator at Loyola. She also manages the MS clinic. In 1976, Perrin Ross began her career at Loyola as a nurse’s aide. She has worked as a neuroscience nurse for Loyola since 1977.

Perrin Ross obtained her bachelor of science in nursing and master of science in nursing degrees from Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing.

Perrin Ross is a member of the board of directors for the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers. She also is a member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the National Medical Advisory Committee, the Health Care Advisory Council for the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America and the European Multiple Sclerosis Professionals Board of Governors. 

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.