Kids Plastic Surgery's Amazing Nurse Practitioner, DeAnn Wilson
We are fortunate at Kids Plastic Surgery to have a tremendous nurse practitioner! DeAnn Wilson, PNP, has been with the practice for 11 years. At KPS, we have long known that she is a compassionate, dedicated, hard working provider who has the unique ability to connect with children and their families. Now, it seems the secret is out! We are pleased to report that DeAnn has been recognized 3 times this year with prestigious nursing awards for her work in caring for our young patients.
First, she was selected by St Louis Magazine as a 2015 Nurse of the Year recipient. She was selected from over 200 nominees by an independent panel of experts from some of the nation's most prestigious medical institutions. You can watch a beautiful tribute video put together by St Louis Magazine by clicking here. DeAnn is the first nurse profiled in the video. The video also features a cameo from Dr. Marsh, my recently retired practice partner.
Last month, DeAnn was also awarded the Daisy Award at Mercy Children's Hospital. This award recognizes outstanding nursing care and is particularly meaningful since the nominations are made by patients and families. In the case of DeAnn's award, she was nominated by the family of one of our children with Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS) for DeAnn's above-and-beyond efforts to help their child's surgery go smoothly.
And just this week, DeAnn learned that she has received the 2015 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award!
We are so proud of the hard work DeAnn puts in on behalf of our patients. Her awards are well-deserved, and we congratulate her whole-heartedly. She is an asset to the practice and a tremendous resource for our young patients and their families!