The Award for Nurses and the Community is represented by the professional nurse who establishes relationships within and among all types of healthcare organizations and community organizations by developing strong partnerships that ultimately support and improve patient outcomes and the health of the community they serve. This nurse is involved in the community by making essential and meaningful contributions toward the goal of a healthier future for our community.
The 2013 "Nurses in the Community" Excellence Award was given to Melanie Lutz. Melanie's peers said, "Melanie's engineering background has led her to be an active participant in community hazmat training. She has excellent experience and insight into this field. She is passionate about hazmat training and community safety."
Melanie is an active member of the Emergency Department Practice Council. She is currently leading an evidence-based practice project involving biological and chemical exposure. She is also a member of the hospital-wide Clinical Practice Council, Safe Kids, Hazmat Committee and Asthma Readiness Committee. She also serves as a relief charge nurse and unit preceptor.
Melanie received her Baccalaureate Degree in Engineering from the University of Evansville and her Associate Degree in Nursing from Ivy Tech Community College. Melanie has been part of the St. Mary's family since 2006. During her time in the Emergency Department, Melanie has maintained many certifications, including ACLS, PALS, TNCC and ATCN. She is also a certified Trauma Nurse Specialist.
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