Tangent Medical Announces 2014 Nurses’ Choice Awards Finalists

Medical Device Company Recognizes Nurses for Excellence in Patient Care

Online PR News – 14-May-2014 – Ann Arbor, MI – Tangent Medical (www.tangentmedical.com), an innovator in IV therapy products and creator of the NovaCathTM Integrated IV Catheter System, today announced the finalists of the
Second Annual Nurses’ Choice Awards. The Nurses’ Choice Awards were created to honor nurses through National Nurses Week and to recognize those clinicians who demonstrate excellence in improving patient comfort, satisfaction, safety and the overall quality of patient care. Every nurse considered for this award was nominated by a nursing professional in hospitals and practices across the U.S. and Canada.

Among the 20 national finalists, five winners will be named this week for their overall excellence in nursing. Each day this week, you can read about one of the five recipients of the 2014 Nurses’ Choice Awards at www.tangentmedical.com/blog.

The 2014 Nurses’ Choice Awards finalists are:

Elizabeth Bajc, Penn State Hershey Medical Center – Hershey, Pennsylvania
Terry Campana, Inspira Medical Center – Woodbury, New Jersey
Joyce Cox, South Shore Visiting Nurse Association – Rockland, Massachusetts
Melissa Crabb, JPS Health – Fort Worth, Texas
Nickie Ebinger, Columbus Regional Health – Columbus, Indiana
Allison Fournier, Perth Smiths Fall District Hospital – Perth, Ontario
Heather Garrison, Greenville Health System – Greenville, South Carolina
Tracey Hagan-O’Connor, Health PEI – Cornwall, Prince Edward Island
Terry Hasselwander, James Graham Brown Cancer Center – Louisville, Kentucky
Ellen Marrs, Northside Hospital – Atlanta, Georgia
Anna Martin, Sharp Coronado – Coronado, California
April McNally, Baptist Medical Center – Jacksonville, Florida
Kimberley Moreau, Franklin Memorial Hospital – Farmington, Maine
Estela Pascua, Montefiore Medical Center – Bronx, New York
Rita Sanders, Noble Hospital – Westfield, Massachusetts
Mary Spiering, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center – Portland, Oregon
Jonathan Steele, VA Medical Center – Birmingham, Alabama
Susan Steer, St. Clare’s Health System – Denville, New Jersey
Amy Trolley, HealthSouth – Jonesboro, Arkansas
Claire Truso, Fletcher Allen Healthcare – Burlington, Vermont

"This annual award program raises awareness and gives recognition to many unsung heroes of hospitals and healthcare facilities who dedicate themselves to patient care and healing on a daily basis,” said Elyse Kemmerer White, Tangent Medical Director of Marketing. “In the area of IV therapy, a lot is asked of nurses in terms of ensuring patient safety, comfort, satisfaction and setting patients up for a positive outcome. What makes this award special is that all nurses must be nominated by their peers. Nominated nurses specialized in a variety of areas including infusion therapy, surgery, oncology, pediatrics, orthopedics and critical care to name a few. We are excited to open new opportunities to recognize and engage clinicians, especially when it comes to IV therapy and ways to improve patient outcomes.”

About Tangent Medical
Tangent Medical is focused on the development and commercialization of IV therapy products. Founded in 2009, the company’s patented NovaCath™ Integrated IV Catheter System is the only safety IV catheter to cost-effectively integrate advanced catheter stabilization, passive needle encapsulation and blood control. Based on extensive clinical research into the needs of both healthcare workers and patients, this next-generation system is designed to establish a new standard in catheter design, functionality and performance. For more information, visit www.tangentmedical.com.