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Jennifer Doyle Accepts the Hill-Rom/Celeste Phillips Family-Centered Maternity Care Research Award

Monday, June 15, 2015  
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Ohio Nurse Receives National Research Award

—Jennifer Doyle Accepts the Hill-Rom/Celeste Phillips Family-Centered Maternity Care Research Award—


Washington, DC, June 15, 2015—The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) today presented the Hill-Rom/Celeste Phillips Family-Centered Maternity Care Research Award to Jennifer Doyle, MSN, WHNP-BC, for her research entitled, “Evaluation of a Standardized Protocol for Oxytocin Administration to Prevent Postpartum Hemorrhage.” The award was presented at AWHONN's annual Convention in Long Beach, California.


This award is supported by Hill-Rom, Inc. and named for Celeste Phillips, a nurse and internationally recognized leader in family-centered maternity care. Dr. Phillips is passionate about the philosophy that he childbearing process belongs with the family. She worked extensively to introduce the single room maternity care concept to hospitals and physicians throughout the United States.


“Ms. Doyle’s research explores the leading cause of maternal mortality in the U.S. and a method of addressing this growing problem,” said AWHONN's Chief Executive Officer, Lynn Erdman RN, MN, CNS, FAAN. “We are grateful for Hill-Rom's continued support for this award and are excited to see the potential impact this research has on preventing postpartum hemorrhage.”


Ms. Doyle is a board certified women's health nurse practitioner at Summa Health System, Akron City Hospital Campus in Akron, Ohio. Additionally, she is the Perinatal Outreach Educator and Advanced Practice Nurse for the Women's Health Division. Her focus is high risk pregnancies, diabetes in pregnancy, intrapartum nursing, and electronic fetal monitoring.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kent State University and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisville where she was also nominated for Phi Kappa Phi. A long time AWHONNN member and active in the Ohio section, she currently serves on the AWHONN Board of Directors. Recently, she has been appointed to an advisory panel for the development of AWHONN’s Evidence Based Practice Guideline related to Diabetes in Pregnancy.


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