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2020 CEO Awards

Patient Safety Champion

For an individual or team whose actions have initiated a significant improvement in patient safety; who is always on the 'look out' for patient safety opportunities; who exhibits leadership related to patient safety in the NIH Clinical Center; or who has participated in patient safety-focused collaborations internal and/or external to the NIH Clinical Center.

Brenda Justement, Nursing Department

For dedication and commitment to the development and implementation of the SOP: Care of the Behavioral Health Patient with the Potential for Self-Harm/Suicide.

Kristine Kauflin, Nursing Department

In recognition of creation of new process for float nurses to 3NE with respect to antibiotics medication delivery.

David Lang, Pediatric Consult Service

For extraordinary efforts in ensuring the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) staff training could occur during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jon McKeeby, Department of Clinical Research Informatics

For leadership and guidance on critical patient and staff safety initiatives that directly improved the care of patients and staff.


In recognition for the crucial focus on the importance of neurological patient safety at the Clinical Center.

Debra Ariguzo, Nursing Department
Eugena Bergvall, Nursing Department
Monica Boateng, Nursing Department
Sandra Brown, Nursing Department
Lilian Njoki, Nursing Department
Nakeyia Rhodes, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


In recognition of ensuring patient safety and high-quality care through innovative practices in the Operating Room.

Elizabeth Custis, Nursing Department
Norma Street, Department of Clinical Research Informatics
Melissa Wheatley, Nursing Department

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