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Posted September 29, 2012
Sherry Belcher, RN Wins the Johns Hopkins Nursing Shining Star Award

Sherry Belcher, RN wins the Johns Hopkins Nursing Shining Star Award
Johns Hopkins Nursing Shining Star Award winner Sherry Belcher, RN with All Children's Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Hella Ewing at the Awards Ceremony in Baltimore
Sherry Belcher, RN, Clinical Leader in the ACH Emergency Department, has won the Johns Hopkins Nursing Shining Star Award.  This brand new awards program recognizes outstanding nurses and nursing students from the Hopkins-affiliated hospitals and the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. It's an opportunity to recognize some of the brightest stars in the galaxy of Johns Hopkins Nursing.

Sherry was recognized at a ceremony on September 29, 2012. All Children's Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Hella Ewing said "It is wonderful testimony to the quality of nursing at All Children's Hospital. Sherry has had so many personal accomplishments, but she is always committed to providing the highest level of care for our patients. She is a shining example of nursing at All Children's Hospital."

"Sherry has been a great role model and leader within the Emergency Center at All Children's Hospital," said Aruna Jagdeo, Clinical Manager for the Emergency Services Department. "She is approachable, professional and highly respected by her peers for the work and level of expertise that she brings to the department. Her drive and enthusiasm are infectious and she inspires others to strive for nursing excellence by truly leading by example."

Over the past year, Sherry has been working on a quality improvement initiative for Hematology/Oncology patients to meet the National Gold Standard. Her project has produced great success. She also worked within a leadership cohort to help develop our new Nursing Model ("TREAT") and has assisted with the roll-out and continued education of new staff as part of her commitment to the organization. 

Sherry was a recipient of the All Children's Hospital Nursing Excellence Award in 2011 and was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society earlier this year. As a single mother of two, Sherry has managed to work full time and pursue an advanced degree, graduating in 2012 with her MSN with a Clinical Leader focus.

Congratulations, Sherry. You are a shining star and an inspiration to all of us!