SUGAR LAND—(December 2, 2011) — Janet Leatherwood, Chief Nursing Officer at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, was recently honored as one of 2011’s “Twenty Outstanding Nurses” by the Texas Nurses District 9 Foundation, a chapter of the Texas Nurses Association (TNA). TNA District 9 is an eight-county region comprised of approximately 39,000 registered nurses.
The award was presented at the group’s 21st annual Nursing Celebration on November 10 at the University of Houston Hilton Hotel. “It is a privilege and an honor to be recognized by the Texas Nurses District 9 Foundation”, said Leatherwood.
The annual awards recognize nurses from all areas of practice, including patient care, education, research and administration. Nurses are nominated by colleagues, family members and friends and a distinguished panel selects the recipients based on multiple criteria.
“We have known for a long time that Janet is a special nurse so it is especially gratifying to see her recognized by her peers,” said Methodist Sugar Land Hospital CEO Chris Siebenaler. “Janet works tirelessly to improve the skills, expertise and professionalism of our nursing staff while exemplifying the Methodist ICARE values of integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence in everything she does. She is extremely deserving of this honor.”
Leatherwood currently serves as chairperson of the University of Houston-Victoria President's Regional Advisory Board (PRAB), member of the University of Houston-Sugar Land School of Nursing Advisory Board, and is a member of Texas Organization of Nursing Executives. She has been published in a number of healthcare journals.
Leatherwood earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Houston Baptist University and a Master of Science in Nursing degree from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
Janet Leatherwood, Chief Nursing Officer at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital