Added on Oct 14, 2011 | Filed Under: Press Release

Ochsner Health System is proud to announce that 24 of our Registered Nurses are among the Great 100 Nurses of Louisiana. These exemplary nurses are selected by their peers and patients, based on their concern for humanity, their contribution to the community and the nursing profession. 

"These outstanding nurses embody our mission,” said Nancy L. Davis, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Ochsner Health System. “They serve our patients and families with dedication and humility. They provide a healing force with their technical skill and caring relationships. They are respected leaders in our nursing community, and we are grateful for their contribution to making Ochsner Health System's nursing organization among the finest in the country."

The Great 100 Nurses Foundation of Louisiana was founded in 1986 as a way to recognize outstanding nurses and their accomplishments and successes.

Ochsner Medical Center
Paula M. Gaudet
Danielle F. Fricke Haydel
Ruby C. Icamina
Andrea A. Murdock
Thu Mai Thi Nguyen
Celeste D. Parker
Dana S. Tucker

Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge
Jill S. Banker
Erica J. Baxter
Cynthia M. Briody
Theresa F. Chauncy
Ruth W. Kirby
Prentice E. Massey, Jr.
Dawn P. Mauk
Belinda Mounce

 Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank Campus
Stephanie M. Anderson
Renee G. Brooks
Gloria L. Davis
Joy “Winifred” Miller

Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner 
Ricki L. Linerrello

Ochsner Medical Center – North Shore
Paula A. Songy
Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital
Annette G. Adams
Rozanne D. Chiasson

Ochsner Covington Infusion Center
Christine D. Farrell

Ochsner is proud to have had 163 Great 100 nurses in the past 5 years:

• 2010: 31 nurses
• 2009: 36 nurses
• 2008: 39 nurses
• 2007: 33 nurses


Ochsner Health System is southeast Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system with eight hospitals and over 38 health centers in Louisiana. Ochsner has been named the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 15 consecutive years and is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a “Best Hospital” across seven specialty categories. Ochsner employs more than 12,500 employees, over 850 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts over 300 clinical research trials annually. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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