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AWHONN Award Recipients
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The Board of Directors is proud to announce the 2017 Distinguished Professional Service and Award of Excellence Recipients! Join us in congratulating these exceptional nurses. Their accomplishments in the specialties of women’s health, obstetric and neonatal nursing, as well as their contributions to AWHONN are exemplary.


The Distinguished Professional Service Award is AWHONN’s highest honor and we are delighted that Patricia Creehan has been selected. Nominations are sought from AWHONN’s Board of Directors and AWHONN’s Board selects the winner.




Patricia A. Creehan, RNC/APN, MSN 


The Awards of Excellence honor AWHONN members recognized by their peers as exemplifying the highest standards of service to nursing. This year the Awards of Excellence are based on six categories: Practice, Practice Bedside, Scholarly Education, Clinical Education, Leadership, and Research. Nominations are sought from AWHONN members and selected by AWHONN’s Board of Directors.



Award of Excellence in Practice

Cheryl Roth, PhD, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, RNFA


Award of Excellence in Bedside Practice

Diane Dengate, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM


Award of Excellence in Scholarly Education

Holly B. Fontenot, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC


Award of Excellence in Clinical Education

Suzanne Baird, DNP, RN

   Award of Excellence in Leadership

Rana Limbo, PhD, RN, CPLC, FAAN


Award of Excellence in Research

Ann L. Bianchi, PhD, RN














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