Main Line Health Nurses Receive Nightingale Awards

At the 25th anniversary of the Nightingale awards of Pennsylvania on
Oct. 24, 2014, three of Main Line Health’s six finalists were named
winners in their respective categories:

  • Michele (Shell) James, BSN, MSS, RN-BC, Main
    Line Health HomeCare & Hospice
    , won in the
    category of Nursing Research. Her publication and
    research including Validating a Multifactorial Falls
    Risk Assessment were contributory.

  • Sue Lynch MSN, RN, CNR, CNOR, RNFA, Riddle
    , won the award in the category of Nurse
    Educator. Sue was recognized for her exceptional work as
    a Clinical Educator in Surgical Services. Her
    publications and research including Collaborative
    Relationships between Mentor and Student, How we are
    stamping out Sharp Injuries and others contributed to
    her selection.

  • Doug Smith, BSN, RN, CEN, PCEN, PHRN, EMT, Paoli
    , was announced the winner in the Clinical
    Practice category. He is a staff nurse in Paoli’s
    Emergency Department and the primary investigator for a
    research project on Compassion Fatigue in Emergency
    Department and Rehabilitation Nurses.

Main Line Health’s finalists were:

  • Sara Hollstein, MSN, NP, ANCC, ONCC – Paoli
    – Advanced Practice RN Category

  • Deborah Mantegna, MSN, RN – Riddle
    – Community Nursing Category

  • Nancy Shields, MSN, RNC-OB – Bryn
    Mawr Hospital
    – Nurse Educator – Staff Category

“Celebrating their 25th year, Nightingale recognizes nurses nominated by
their peers in eight categories, and we are privileged to have our
nurses among this elite group of winners and finalists,” said MLH Chief
Nursing Officer Barbara Wadsworth. “Nurses play such a pivotal role in
patient care and Main Line Health is proud that they are being

The Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania is a philanthropic organization
whose purpose is to create, cultivate and support environments where
professional nursing achievements are valued.