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Durham Regional Hospital Earns Two Hallmark Honors

Mar. 21, 2013

Durham, NC – Two Durham Regional Hospital departments have received the North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA) Hallmarks of Healthy Workplaces award. Durham Regional’s Endoscopy Services has been designated for a third time and Durham Regional’s Education Services department has received their first Hallmarks honor.

According to the NCNA, the Hallmarks of Healthy Workplaces program is designed to recognize exceptional workplaces for nurses and help nurses, healthcare providers and administrators create workplaces in which communication flows freely and nurses contribute actively to facility governance.

“I am very honored to be part of such a wonderful group of people,” says Angela Wilson, BSN, RN, CGRN, nurse manager of operations, Durham Regional Hospital Endoscopy Services. “We take pride in the care we provide our patients, and it is wonderful that others recognize it as well.”

Hallmarks recognition is based on three criteria: support of nursing professional development, system support for nurses to provide quality service and integration of nursing into operations and governance.

“We want to own our practice as educators and provide a quality service to the hospital and community,” says Tracy Stell, BSN, RN, EMT, assistant director of education and development, Durham Regional Hospital Education Services. “As per Hallmarks, we work to promote open communication, respect and solution-focused actions to enhance the delivery of our department’s educational products and services.”

Endoscopy Services previously received this honor in 2007 and 2010. In 2012, Durham Regional’s James E. Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center also became a third-time recipient of a Hallmarks of Healthy Workplaces award. Their original designation in 2006 made them one of the first recipients of the Hallmarks award recognition in North Carolina.

Recipients will be honored in May at a ceremony in Charlotte. For more information and a list of recipients, visit