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2008: Nurse Dobby Receives Recognition for Leadership
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Nurse Dobby Receives Recognition for Leadership


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

WINFIELD, Ill., May 22, 2008 – Beth Dobby, BSN, RN, CPON, has been nominated by her peers to receive the third annual Dr. Tom Williams Award for Leadership at Central DuPage Hospital. Dobby 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 Award for Leadership. Individuals must be nominated by someone who is directly influenced by the nominee’s leadership skills. 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.

Dobby’s nominating teammates wrote, “Beth encourages us to work as a team while she remains a team player right beside us. It is clear that Beth is emulated by her staff and is seen as a mentor by the many who work along side her.”

She is the assistant manager for the pediatric outpatient subspecialty clinic affiliated with Children’s Memorial and in that role she is responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of standards of care as well as maintaining regulatory standards and accreditation. She is also responsible for hiring, training and ongoing professional development of staff.

Dobby holds a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Benedictine College from Atchison, Kan. and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from St. Louis University, St. Louis, Mo.  She resides in Wheaton with her husband and two daughters.

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 of Central DuPage Hospital. 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.