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American Sentinel University and Colorado Hospital Association Name Parker Adventist Hospital nurse as May Colorado Health Care Star

– Award Recognizes Shari Aman at Parker Adventist Hospital as a Nursing Professional Making a Difference in Health Care Today –

AURORA, Colo. – June 30, 2016 – American Sentinel University and the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) named Shari Aman, RN, BSN, MBA, CPHQ at Parker Adventist Hospital located in Parker, Colo., as the May Colorado Health Care Stars Award winner. This award recognizes Aman as an exceptional health care professional.

Colorado Health Care Stars is a statewide health care professional award recognition program sponsored by American Sentinel University and CHA. The program was launched in February 2015 to acknowledge clinical professionals in Colorado who exceed expectations in the delivery of health care.

In addition to serving as the director of quality and safety at Parker Adventist Hospital, Aman is deeply engaged in supporting the development of clinical leaders through coaching, mentoring, and providing in-services and education. Aman specifically works to reduce hospital-acquired conditions and infections, educates on the qualities of high-reliability organizations and the improvement of quality and patient safety.

“Shari is passionate about her role as the director of quality and safety at Parker Adventist Hospital,” says Patricia Givens, VP Patient Care Services/CNO at Parker Adventist Hospital. “Her strong commitment and passion for ensuring that all patients receive safe, timely, effective, personalized and equitable care helped her champion our Magnet journey and created an environment that is conducive to achieving optimum patient care.”

Givens adds that Aman is a professional colleague who is trusted and respected by all members of the hospital’s nursing team.

“Shari is seen as a role model and expert in patient safety, quality, and clinical care. We attribute her strong leadership for marked improvements in evidence-based care (composite score), patient safety metrics and the care experience. It’s truly a privilege to work with Shari and honor her as the May Colorado Health Care Star,” says Givens.

Nurse managers have a legal and moral obligation to ensure a high standard of patient care and to strive to improve care,” says Chris Wolfe, Director of Program Strategy and Alliances at American Sentinel University. “We are proud to recognize Shari Aman for her passion and commitment to quality of care and patient safety, and for her leadership in the hospital’s Magnet journey.  Her contributions have helped to ensure an environment of optimum patient care for members of our community and fellow health care professionals.”

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Each month CHA draws from the pool of nominees and chooses an individual that will be featured the following month on the CHA Career Center website, receive a $100 Visa gift card courtesy of American Sentinel University and be entered into a drawing at the end of the year for a monetary scholarship toward an accredited health care certificate or degree at American Sentinel University.

About the Colorado Hospital Association

The Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) represents 100 member hospitals and health systems throughout Colorado. CHA partners with its members to work towards health reform and performance improvement, and provides advocacy and representation at the state and federal level. Colorado hospitals and health systems are committed to providing coverage and access to safe, high-quality and affordable health care. In addition, Colorado hospitals have a tremendous impact on the state’s economic stability and growth, contributing to nearly every community across the state with 72,000 employees statewide.

About American Sentinel University

American Sentinel University delivers the competitive advantages of accredited online nursing degree programs in nursing, informatics, MBA Health Care, DNP Executive Leadership and DNP Educational Leadership. Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The DNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The university is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Accrediting Commission of DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.