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Mary Holt Ashley, RN, CNAA,BC, PhD, became the chief nursing executive for the Harris County Hospital District, part of the Texas Medical Center, Houston, Tex.


Saint Xavier University, Chicago, Ill., appointed Anne R. Bavier, RN, PhD, FAAN, its new dean for the School of Nursing.

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Dorrie Fontaine, RN, DNSc, FAAN, San Francisco, Calif., and Suzanne Prevost, RN, PhD, Murfreesboro, Tenn., received the Lifetime Member Award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). Joyce L. Clifford, RN, PhD, FAAN, received the organization's Marguerite Rodgers Kinney Award for a Distinguished Career.

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Other nurse leaders joined the AACN Circle of Excellence:Michael T. Luebbehusen, RN, BSN, Indianapolis, Ind., Sarah Cohen Kaveney, RN, BSN, Erie, Pa., and Joanne M. Kuszaj, RN, CCRN, MSN, Raleigh, N.C., winners of the Excellent Nurse Manager Award; Denise De Rosa, RN, CCRN, BSN, Bosque Farms, N.M., Diane M. Krieger, RN, BS, West Hartford, Conn., and Nancy Elaine Martin, BSN, Muncie, Ind., winners of the Eli Lilly and Company Excellent Preceptor Award; Pamela Hicks-van Haren, RN, BSN, MSA, Richmond, Va., Terri Lynn Kiss, RN, MSSW, CCRN, CFRN, BSN, Fairbanks, Alaska, LuAnn Staul, MN, RN, CNS, CCRN, Portland, Ore., winners of the Excellence in Leadership Award.


Nora Triola, RN, PhD, vice president of nursing and patient care services for Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Ind., graduated from the Johnson & Johnson-Wharton Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives.


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