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2008: Nurse Burgess Receives Award for Clinical Excellence
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Nurse Burgess Receives Award for Clinical Excellence


(Left to right) - Dr. Rhonda Williams (wife of the late Dr. Tom Williams) and their daughter, Christine. Amy Burgess, Dr. John Born, president of the medical staff at Central DuPage Hospital.

WINFIELD, Ill., May 28, 2008 – Amy Burgess, RNC, MSN, CNS, has been nominated by her peers to receive the third annual Dr. Tom Williams Peer Award for Clinical Excellence at Central DuPage Hospital. Burgess was one of seven nurses recognized by peers for leadership, volunteerism or clinical excellence at a celebratory event concluding Nurses’ Week 2008.

Any full- or part-time nurse or patient care services employee of Central DuPage Hospital is eligible to be nominated for the Dr. Tom Williams Peer Award for Clinical Excellence. Individuals receiving this award, in the opinion of their nominators, bring exemplary clinical skills to the patient’s bedside. Blind nominations are reviewed by a committee of medical staff leadership and nursing directors. Honorees receive a cash prize and a plaque to recognize their achievement.

A nominator wrote this of Burgess, “Amy has inspired me and many others to not only use our knowledge, but to spread our wings and take on new projects in our unit to grow and gain trust in ourselves and our decisions.”

Burgess, a West Chicago resident, is the clinical manager of labor and delivery at Central DuPage Hospital. She holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing from University of Iowa and a Master of Science in nursing from University of Colorado.

About the Dr. Tom Williams Award

These awards were created as a tribute to and remembrance of Thomas Williams M.D., general surgeon and former medical staff president. Throughout his professional career Dr. Williams made a special point to acknowledge and praise the nurses and caregivers of Central DuPage Hospital. It is the hope of the present medical staff that the exuberant spirit that was embodied by Dr. Williams will live on through this recognition.

About Central DuPage Hospital

Central DuPage Hospital is a nationally recognized 361-bed facility located in Winfield, Illinois, a suburb west of Chicago. It is a leading center for surgical innovations and was one of the first institutions in the nation to offer minimally invasive heart surgery, robotic-assisted surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery with bio-engineered bone protein and was the first Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in DuPage County.

The hospital is part of an interdependent network of healthcare organizations and services, including convenient care centers, occupational health services and a full range of options for senior living, home health and hospice care. For more information or to find a doctor, visit www.cdh.org or call (630) 933-4CDH.