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Awards and Recognition



Jerry G. Peers Distinguished Service Award

Joanne Oliver-Coleman BSN, RN, CNOR-E

2021-2022 President’s Award

Missi Merlino MHA, RN-BC, CNOR, CSSM


Individual Awards

Outstanding Achievement In Mentorship

Antonia (Toni) Hughes RN, BSN, MA, CNOR

Outstanding Achievement In Nursing Research Practice

Christopher H. Stucky PhD, RN, CNOR, CSSM, NEA-BC

Outstanding Achievement In Perioperative Education, Academic


Outstanding Achievement In Perioperative Education, Clinical

Crystal A. Bricker MSN, RN, CNOR

Outstanding Achievement In Nursing Evidence-Based Practice

Brenda G. Larkin, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CNS-CP, CSSM, CNOR


AORN Journal Writer's Awards

Article: Systematic Review of Preoperative Patient Readiness

Authors: Gian Carlo S. Torres, PhD, RN; Dennis F. Fernandez, MD, BSN, RN, FPCP; Leila Ledbetter, MLIS, AHIP; Michael V. Relf, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN


Article: Perioperative Care of Patients Diagnosed With Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome Undergoing Laparoscopic-Assisted Fetoscopic Placental Laser Photocoagulation

Authors: Thomas Cunningham III, MSN, BA, RN, CNOR; Danny Anthony Canedo, CST, CSFA; Danielle Ibanez, BSN, RN; Liezel Arroyo Papel, BSN, RN, CNOR; Nerissa Dungo, BSN, RN; Amber Cordero, BSN, RN; Krisanne Graves, PhD, RN, CPHQ


Article: Demystifying the Institutional Review Board

Authors: Rodney W. Hicks, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN; Kelli Hines, MLIS; Bradley Henson, PhD, DDS


Article: Community Hospital Perioperative Services Responds to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Authors: Melissa Messinger, MSN, RN, CNOR; Margaret M. McNeill, PhD, RN, APRN-CNS, CCRN-K, CCNS, TCRN, CPAN, NE-BC, NHDP-BC, FCNS, FAAN


Chapter Excellence Awards

Denver Award

Medium Chapter Award (51-150 members): AORN of North Central West Virginia



Intermediate Chapter Award (151-300 members): Central Valley AORN



Large Chapter Award (300+ members): AORN of Denver



Top Star award (chapter with the highest rating and percentage): Tri-County of Florida



Most Improved (chapter who went from a one or two-star rating to a five star with the highest percentage): Puerto Rico



Top Recruiter: Mid-Michigan



2021 Go Clear Awards

Go Clear


Pottstown Hospital - Tower Health
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital
Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
Community HealthCare System
Loyola University Medical Center Operating Rooms: Russo and ASC
Van Wert Health
Irwin Army Community Hospital
Cleveland Clinic Twinsburg Ambulatory Surgery Center
Cleveland Clinic – Strongsville Ambulatory Surgery Center
Gig Harbor Same Day Surgery Center
Vidant SurgiCenter
Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
Exeter Hospital
Wooster Community Hospital Health System
SSM Health Surgery Center
Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital
Plainview Hospital | Northwell Health
Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital
Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital
MidState Medical Center
Cleveland Clinic Marymount Ambulatory Surgery Center
Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital
VA Central Iowa Healthcare System
Shriners Children’s Lexington, Ambulatory Surgery Center
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital
Parkview LaGrange Hospital
William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
ThedaCare Regional Medical Center – Neenah
AnMed Health System
Sentara CarePlex Hospital
Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital
Mount Ascutney Hospital and Health Center
Terrebonne General Health System
Baycare Health System - Mease Countryside Hospital
Lodi Community Hospital
Inova Loudoun Hospital
Inova Loudoun Hospital, 22 North: Labor & Delivery
Beverly Hospital
Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital
Fairview Surgery Center
Inova Fairfax PSB Surgery Center
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
PIH Health Downey Hospital
Women’s Operating Room at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus
Inova Northern Virginia Surgery Center
Lahey Outpatient Center Danvers
Inova Woodburn Surgery Center
Park West Surgical Center
INOVA Alexandria Hospital - Labor and Delivery and Operating Room
HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital, Breese, IL
University of Utah Health
Syosset Hospital | Northwell Health
Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
Inova Fairfax Tower OR - Inova Fairfax Medical Campus
Northwestern Medicine Palos Hospital
Mercer Health
Kensington Ambulatory Surgery Center & Kaiser Permanente Gaithersburg Ambulatory Surgery Center
Center for Advanced Care, Advocate South Suburban Hospital
Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus
The Bellevue Hospital


Baycare Health System - Mease Dunedin Hospital