Breakthrough Nurse Leader Award

Charleston, WV, The Future of Nursing West Virginia Action Coalition is pleased to announce that Laure Marino, APRN, RN, Nursing Director, Primary Care Center at Process Strategies/Highland Hospital has been chosen to receive the Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Award, sponsored by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. Laure is one of only 10 nurses from across the country chosen to receive this award. This honor includes a leadership development scholarship from the Center for Creative Leadership, fully funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

As a healthcare innovator, Laure opened the first of its kind in WV , an integrated primary care/behavioral health center. As co-chair of The Future of Nursing WV Leadership Team, she developed a data base of available Board positions for nurses and is helping to design and write the online training curriculum that will prepare rising nurse leaders for those board positions.


Aila Accad, MSN, RN, Executive Director of the Coalition said, "Building a Culture of Health means listening to, understanding, and meeting the culture of the community where they are while implementing practical strategies that the community can accept and use to step up to better health. This is what Laure does consistently in her work as a nurse and as a volunteer team leader in the Action Coalition. She is well-deserving of this prestigious award"

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