Eleven Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Nurses Among Top in State

August 7, 2023

Eleven Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Nurses Among Top in StateEleven Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist nurses have been selected as North Carolina Great 100 Nurses of 2023. 

Great 100, Inc. recognizes and honors registered nurses in the state for their commitment to excellence and promoting a positive image of the nursing profession. The Great 100 also includes a scholarship program to support nursing education.

“I am so proud of our 11 nurses from Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist who are among those honored by the Great 100,” said Deb Harding, vice president and regional chief nurse executive at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist. “As part of our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we identified and nominated diverse candidates in all practice areas, so these 11 nurses are a reflection of the incredible dedication to care all of our 3,800 nurses show to our patients, their loved ones and each other every day.”

Nurses are nominated for their hospital and community involvement. Nominations are scored based on how the nominee promotes and advances the profession of nursing, demonstrates integrity, honesty and accountability; displays commitment to patients, families and colleagues; displays caring and assists others to grow and develop; and radiates energy and enthusiasm.

The eleven Wake Forest Baptist nurses recognized include nine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center: Sandra Bowman, Makia Cade, Tawanna Hairston, Carolyn Huffman, Jennifer Ingle, Anika Lyerly, James (Mack) Tolbert, Carlyn Williamson and Laneita Williamson; one at Brenner Children’s Hospital: Heath Earley; and one at High Point Medical Center: Rebecca Tamayo.

In all, 20 Atrium Health nurses are included on the Great 100 Nurses list. The honorees will receive plaques at the 35th Annual NC Great 100 Gala on October 7, 2023, at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, N.C.

Media contact: Jenna Kurzyna, jkurzyna@wakehealth.edu