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WellSpan nurse is a ‘Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania’ winner

Monday, December 04, 2017


Abigail Strouse is director of clinical services at WellSpan York Hospital and was selected as a winner at the prestigious “Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania” this fall in the category of “Nursing Administration – Executive.”

WellSpan York Hospital nurse wins prestigious statewide award

WellSpan Health announced today that a WellSpan York Hospital nurse leader was selected as a winner at the prestigious “Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania.”

At the organization’s 28th annual gala, Abigail Strouse, D.N.P., director of clinical services, WellSpan York Hospital, was announced as the winner in the “Nursing Administration – Executive” category.

“I was utterly shocked,” Strouse said of the honor. “It was awesome to simply be nominated and then to go to the gala was the icing on the cake. Winning was unexpected and humbling.”

In her role, Strouse oversees clinical services in the areas of surgery, neurology and orthopedics, supporting managers and staff providing care to patients at WellSpan York Hospital.

During her time at WellSpan York Hospital, she was part of a team that helped develop the hospital’s medical simulation center. Recently, she played a hospital leadership role during the implementation of WellSpan’s, new electronic health record system, which launched in York and Adams counties in October following a successful spring launch in Lancaster and Lebanon counties. These contributions, in addition to her focus on patient and family outcomes and collaborative relationships with nursing colleagues, contributed to her winning the award. 

Strouse was one of three finalists in the “Nursing Administration – Executive” category and one of two WellSpan York Hospital finalists in the statewide awards. She received her award among family and WellSpan colleagues who attended the gala, which she said made the night even sweeter.

“It was rewarding to have my children with me in that professional environment to learn more about what I do and how hard work, dedication and putting patients first can make a difference in peoples’ lives,” Strouse said. “I was glad my children had this unique window into my professional life.”

“Abi’s commitment has a positive impact on patients, their families and outcomes,” said Astrid Davis, vice president of patient care services, WellSpan York Hospital, who won the Nightingale Award for nursing administration in 2010. “Her award is well-deserved and continues our proud tradition at WellSpan York Hospital of nurses who are recognized by the Nightingale Awards.”

Last year, Emily Huggins, manager of WellSpan York Hospital’s forensic nurse examiner program, won in the “Community Nursing” category.

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

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