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Nurse Navigator Elizabeth Honored as Nurse Excellence for January 2019

Nurse Navigator Elizabeth has received the North Oaks Health System Nurse Excellence Award for January 2019.

Nurse Navigator Elizabeth

"Every day is filled with opportunities to touch someone's life," shares Elizabeth.

Elizabeth began working at North Oaks in 2014 as an Interventional Radiology Nurse with more than 20 years of previous nursing and management experience. She was promoted to Interventional Radiology Supervisor in 2015 and became a Nurse Navigator for the Wellness Clinic in 2016. Elizabeth loves that her job enables her to advocate for others.

In 2018, she was recognized by her peers during National Nurses Week as “Best Preceptor” for her work mentoring new nurses.

Originally from Shreveport and now a resident of Ponchatoula, Elizabeth wanted a career where she could advocate for others and make a difference. That’s what inspired her to earn her degree in Nursing from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches.

A self-proclaimed “cheer mom” and “softball mom,” Elizabeth is devoted to her three daughters – Hailea, 24; Allison, 14; and Natalie, 12 – and two grandchildren, 5-year-old Cassidy and newborn Levi.

As hobbies, Elizabeth enjoys crafting and DIY projects.

"Elizabeth helps bring together the people and resources needed to help our patients receive preventative health care and avoid hospital stays when possible," affirms Population Health Director Nancy Turnage. "She is gifted with helping our patients, their loved ones and our clinic and hospital providers find common ground."