AURORA, Colo. April 13, 2018 – American Sentinel University and Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) are excited to announce Janel Webb as the recipient of one full-tuition scholarship for any American Sentinel academic program as part of the organizations’ Colorado Health Care Star Award program.
Webb, the intensive care unit manager/clinical educator at Delta County Memorial Hospital in Delta, Colorado, was recognized as a Colorado Health Care Star in August 2017. She was nominated by the chief clinical officer at the hospital for her efforts in developing a comprehensive clinical education program in addition to her duties as ICU manager. She is also the lead instructor for Delta County Memorial’s Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support classes.
The Colorado Health Care Star Award program runs April-March, acknowledging one Colorado nursing or other healthcare professional each month for their exceptional performance and delivery of healthcare. At the end-of-year banquet in April, the university, CHA and all 12 recipients of the award are recognized, and one name is drawn to receive a scholarship to be used toward any degree program offered by American Sentinel.
Webb plans to enroll in American Sentinel’s MSN Nurse Practitioner program, which the university launched in March 2018. “This is an opportunity that I am overwhelmed and surprised by,” says Webb, who holds a BSN from Pensacola Christian College. “I am thrilled to be able to further my healthcare career. One of the things I love the most about nursing is you can advance your education in many different specialties and avenues. I am so excited to start this next part of my career and education and to be able to bring the knowledge I gain back to my hospital and community.”
This year’s banquet was held at Palate Food + Wine Bar. Past scholarship recipient Kate Hugo (2015 awardee) was in attendance as well as CHA and American Sentinel leadership team members.
Elaine Foster, American Sentinel’s dean of nursing and healthcare programs, keynoted the event, speaking about the value of education and nurses progressing as healthcare leaders.
“When American Sentinel and CHA founded Colorado Health Care Stars, our goal was to honor some of the healthcare professionals in our great state who are committed to excellence in care and exemplify true leadership,” says Dr. Foster. “Janel is very deserving of the award and the scholarship. She is compassionate and devoted to making Delta County Memorial a quality provider of care to the community that it serves and has gone above and beyond to educate staff there. We congratulate her and look forward to welcoming her into the MSN program.”
April marks the start of the fourth year for the Colorado Health Care Star Award program. For more information and to nominate an exceptional clinical professional, complete a nomination submission form.
About the Colorado Hospital Association
The Colorado Hospital Association represents 100 member hospitals and health systems throughout Colorado. The Colorado Hospital Association 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 accredited online degree programs in nursing (BSN, MSN, and DNP) and healthcare management (MBA Healthcare, M.S. Information Systems Management, and M.S. Business Intelligence and Analytics). Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), of One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington, D.C., 20036. The DNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) of 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga., 30326. The University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, DEAC, 1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 234-5100, www.deac.org