The recipient of the 2010 "Clinical Nursing Practice" Excellence Award was Vanessa Berlin. Her nominators said, "Vanessa is our go-to person for questions regarding evidence-based practice and up-to-date standards for critical care issues. She is always willing to help others and answers questions and teaches without condescension."
As an employee of St. Mary's since August of 1990, Vanessa has dedicated herself to the Intensive Care Unit. Highly regarded as a resource person, she is often called for help in emergent situations. Vanessa is the President of the local chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), a Board Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) and has earned CAP Level 3. She has been accepted into the Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the University of Southern Indiana and plans to start classes this fall.