Howard received those accolades
Wednesday, April 25, at the 10th annual Salute to Nurses banquet and
ceremony at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. The program honors the dedication and
impact of nursing professionals throughout
was recognized for her work as clinical educator for intensive care,
medical/surgery, orthopedics and emergency. She also has been an active
volunteer fat St. Thomas More Clinic near Mooresville, a Franciscan St.
Francis-sponsored facility serving low-income and the medically underserved.
so wonderful to help so many people without money being a concern,” Howard
said. “We’re there because we want to volunteer our time – and there’s a peace
and joy in that. It goes back to your nurses of why you became a nurse.”
also works as a parish nurse at
where her duties range from health education and counseling to blood pressure
my life I’ve believed that holistic medicine is where we need to be – you can’t
separate out mind, body and spirit – if your spirit is hurting then your body
hurts,” Howard said.
Francis Health nurse was recognized at the Salute to Nurses program. Theresa
Weisenbach, R.N., M.B.A., was among five nurses presented with CARE
(Compassionate About Reaching Excellence) awards. She was nominated by hospital
nursing leadership for her “constant desire to surpass ordinary standards – to
go above and beyond the call of duty.”
Weisenbach, who has specialized in oncology for many years, is nurse manager of the bone marrow transplant unit at Franciscan St. Francis Health-Indianapolis. She also serves as chair of the nursing professional development council.
This year wasn’t the first time were in the limelight for the Salute to Nurses program. In 2010, Mooresville Emergency Services Director Nathan Lowder was named Nurse of the Year and also was the recipient of the Community Outreach Award.
Franciscan St. Francis employs more than 1,400 nurses – more than 320 certified in clinical specialties – at its hospitals in
Indianapolis, Mooresville and . Carmel
To learn more about nursing at Franciscan St. Francis Health, visit www.stfrancishospitals.org/nursing.