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Durham Regional Hospital Nurse Wins State-wide Nursing Award

Sept. 14, 2011

Durham, NC- Durham Regional Hospital Operating Room Nurse Stella Lobo, RN, CNOR, was named to the 2011-2012 list of Great 100 Nurses.

The Great 100 awards acknowledge 100 North Carolina nurses annually who demonstrate excellence in practice and commitment to their profession. The Great 100, Inc. recognize the importance of nurses in diverse practice settings and look for those that positively impact the image of nursing and nursing as a profession.

“This recognition is an example of the dedication and ability of our nurses,” says Vicky Orto, chief nursing officer. “Stella is an excellent nurse who strives to provide the best care to every patient she encounters.”

Lobo, a Durham resident, has been a nurse at Durham Regional since 2005. She is recognized as routinely going above and beyond for extraordinary patient care and has received many awards for excellence in nursing including the Dr. Isaac Hall Manning Jr. Award, for excellence in direct patient care. Lobo is also an active member of the Association of Peri Operative Registered Nurses (AORN) Tarheels East Chapter, North Carolina.

“I feel very honored to receive this award,” said Lobo. “I thank my operating room team for nominating me. I felt very humbled when I found out I had been chosen.”

The Great 100 Award recipients will be honored at a black-tie Gala at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, NC on October 22, 2011.