The 2010 "Nurses as Leaders" Excellence Award was given to Lisa Orth. The "Nurses as Leaders" Excellence Award honors a nurse who leads at the bedside and within the nursing unit, while promoting mutual respect for all members of the healthcare team. According to her nominators, "Lisa is a confident and competent nurse, who also serves as a unit "cheerleader," friend and creative advisor. She is often chosen as a preceptor for new employees, because she has an easy-to-understand teaching style and communicates effectively."
Lisa's St. Mary's career started in January of 1992 in the Intensive Care Unit. She worked here until December 1993 and then returned in August of 2004 to assume a new role in with St. Mary's Labor and Delivery Department. Lisa serves on the Labor and Delivery Clinical Practice Council, is currently spearheading a new project for Ante-partum patients and started the "move library" for those patients. She always goes the extra mile to make sure her patients have the best "St. Mary's Experience."