Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Nurse manager receives GNA innovation practice award

Sarah Cartwright (2)AUGUSTA, Ga. – Sarah Cartwright, a Nurse Manager in Perioperative Services at Georgia Regents Medical Center, has received the 2013 Innovations in Nursing Practice Award from the Georgia Nurses Association for her redesign of the local GNA chapter website and her work with other chapters to make their sites more resourceful for members.

Cartwright has a been a nurse leader since she joined Georgia Regents Health System in 2001, serving as a senior staff nurse, charge nurse, nurse manager, and on special projects. She received an A.A.S. degree in Nursing from Jefferson Community College, in Watertown, NY, and a B.A. degree in Management from American Public University in Manassas, Va. She is currently pursuing a Master of Nursing degree in Public Health.

Cartwright also has been recognized with GNA’s CSRA Spirit of Nursing Award in 2004 and 2012 and has been a CSRA Nurse of the Year nominee for six of the past 10 years. She was named the PeriAnesthesia Nurse of the Year by the Georgia Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses in 2008.

In addition to GNA and GAPAN, she is a member of the American Society for PeriAnesthesia Nurses, the American Nurses Association, and the Society for Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement.


  1. What great news! She definitely deserves this award more than anyone, and it makes me so happy to know that she is getting the recognition that she deserves.

  2. Great initiative, I hope that others will follow

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