Great 100 Nurses of Northeast Florida Includes Four from Naval Hospital Jacksonville

Story Number: NNS190328-07Release Date: 3/28/2019 1:17:00 PM
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By Yan Kennon, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Four Naval Hospital Jacksonville nurses have been selected for The Great 100 Nurses of Northeast Florida’s “Great 100” award. The award recognizes nurses who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the patients and families for whom they care, the profession as a whole, and the community in which they live.

NH Jacksonville’s selectees will be recognized at an event on May 11: Lt. Cmdr. Chad Moore, nurse anesthetist training program site director; Lt. Cmdr. Dagoberto Salinas, adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist; Lt. Andra Wilke, maternal infant unit department head; and Patricia Gill, urology clinic manager.

Moore serves as an editorial board member for the International Student Journal of Nurse Anesthesia and is credited with seven publications in peer-reviewed journals. Salinas has published in two peer-reviewed journals and presented at six national conferences. Wilke created a didactic-basic obstetrics course to enhance clinical skills and patient experience skills for novice nurses. Gill serves as civilian representative for the 643 civilian staff at NH Jacksonville and established specialized surgical workflow processes across Navy and private sector facilities, fostering continuity of care.

Every two years the “Great 100” selection is held by The Great 100 Nurses of Northeast Florida, Inc., a tradition that began in 2000. Selection as a “Great 100” is an honor and a recognition of those who personify what is best in nursing.

Naval Hospital Jacksonville and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville deliver quality health care, in an integrated system of readiness and health.  NH Jacksonville includes five branch health clinics across Florida and Georgia. It serves 163,000 active-duty and retired sailors, Marines, soldiers, airmen, guardsmen, and their families, including about 83,000 patients who are enrolled with a primary care manager.


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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 26, 2019) " Lt. Cmdr. Chad Moore (right), a nurse anesthetist at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, and a colleague use video laryngoscopy to intubate a patient in an operating suite. Moore, a native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, was named a Great 100 Nurses of Northeast Florida. I™m honored and humbled to have had the opportunity to care for those who are most deserving. As a younger critical care nurse, I cared for service members returning from overseas with injuries sustained in battle. My mentors taught me to become a capable and independent nurse anesthetist, providing compassionate care at a time when patients feel most vulnerable. I™m especially honored to have the opportunity to pass along that skillset to the next generation who will care for our fellow wounded service members. Four Naval Hospital Jacksonville nurses have been selected for The Great 100 Nurses of Northeast Florida™s Great 100 award. The award recognizes nurses who h
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