Friday, October 19, 2012

Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Faculty and Students Earn Accolades

Awards and Scholarships Recognize School Leaders and Students for Accomplishments in Health Care

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Judith Jennrich, PhD, RN, ACNP, associate professor, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON), has been selected as a 2012 Power of Nursing Leadership SAGE award winner. The SAGE award honors nurses who mentor and support leaders of today while looking for ways to guide nurse leaders of tomorrow. Dr. Jennrich will be recognized at the 15th Annual Power of Nursing Leadership celebration on Friday, Nov. 2, in Chicago.

“Dr. Jennrich has made a significant impact on the life and career of others by acting as a role model, a facilitator and a mentor,” said Vicki Keough, PhD, APRN-BC, ACNP, FAAN, dean, MNSON. “This award speaks to Dr. Jennrich’s love for her work, her students and her dedication to the profession of nursing.:


Lee Schmidt, PhD, RN, recently was named a University of Miami School of Nursing & Health Studies Alumnus of Distinction. Dr. Schmidt is an associate professor, the senior associate dean of Academic Affairs and director of the PhD program at MNSON. This award honors alumni who, through nursing practice, have exemplified the professionalism, humanity and citizenship and brought distinction to themselves and the University of Miami. Dr. Schmidt will receive this honor at the 64th Annual Alumni Breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 20, in Coral Gables, Fla.


Stephanie Rink and Kristine Sullivan received scholarships from The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. Rink and Sullivan are Loyola dietetic intern students in the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing,
Dietetic interns Kathryn Bobka, Hannah Lapkin and Lori Piascik were inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society.

“Both of these programs are competitive and examples of the high quality and hard work of our students,” said Joanne Kouba, PhD, RD, LDN, assistant professor and director of Dietetics education programs, LUC.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, 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.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.