This award was created to honor Hal M. Quinn for his steadfast commitment to The Research Foundation from 1994 to 2004, serving as chair of the board of directors from 2000 to 2004. Mr. Quinn provided exemplary leadership and wisdom during the process to become an independent, self-perpetuating foundation, which was accomplished on April 1, 2003. Mr. Quinn passed away on May 11, 2013.
The award provides $1,500 for continuing education to a nurse that excels in patient care. It is presented annually to a nurse who exemplifies the characteristics described below:
- Commitment to excellent patient care
- Abiding interest in the welfare of others
- Inspires nurses to be their very best; serves as role model for other nurses
- Personal integrity
- Involvement and commitment to the community
Eligible individuals must be a full-time LPN, RN, or BSN nurse employed at a health care institution. An employee may be nominated by a colleague or peer.
Nomination materials must be submitted to the chief nursing officer by March 31. The chief nursing officer must submit the nomination to The Research Foundation by April 7.
- Completed online Hal M. Quinn Excellence in Nursing nomination form.
- A statement describing why the nominee should receive the Hal M. Quinn Excellence in Nursing Award. Please address the characteristics described above. Do not exceed one typed page.
Please note that you must submit all information at the same time. You will not be able to start the nomination and come back to it at a later time.