October 12, 2010
CHOC Children’s Clinical Nursing Director Jill Fargo, RN, MSN, FNP, NEA-BC, earned one of the highest honors of her profession – the NurseWeek Excellence Award. Fargo was named the national winner in the Management category.
The NurseWeek Excellence Awards are designed to honor the commitment, expertise and compassion of nurses. Hundreds of nurses are nominated as role models in six categories of excellence. These nurses represent the essence of the profession, and inspire other nurses to be the best in patient care, education, leadership and professional development.
Fargo, who oversees CHOC’s medical/surgical units, Short Stay Unit and float pool, was honored for her exceptional management of nursing and patient care services. A compassionate and driven nursing leader, Fargo has implemented several innovations that have led to improved patient safety, access to care and organizational excellence.
Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2014-2015) and a 2013 Leapfrog Top Hospital for the highest quality of care, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's) is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach, education and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC’s regional health care network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, many primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four clinical centers of excellence - the CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes.. CHOC earned the Gold Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence, the only children’s hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence. Recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, CHOC’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the first in the United States to earn the Beacon Award for Pediatric Critical Care Excellence.
Denise Almazan, Director of Public Relations
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