UH Nurses Honored for Offering Extraordinary, Compassionate Care

Five Faculty Chosen to Receive Excellence in Nursing Award

Five excellent and compassionate University of Houston nurses were awarded honors for their performance by the Good Samaritan Foundation.
Shermel Edwards Maddox, professor of practice at the UH College of Nursing, instructs students in the college's simulation lab. Edwards Maddox is one of five UH Nursing faculty awarded a Good Samaritan Foundation Excellence in Nursing Award.

Five University of Houston College of Nursing faculty have been recognized with the 2019 Good Samaritan Foundation Excellence in Nursing Award. The award, given for the last 15 years, recognizes Texas nurses who are leaders in service to patients, families, employees and students. All candidates were nominated by peers.

“We are proud of our outstanding faculty and all they have accomplished” said Kathryn Tart, professor and founding dean of the college. “Nurse educators are expert teachers, clinicians, scholars, and help pave the way for new or experienced nurses to further the profession. We thank the Good Samaritan Foundation for recognizing nurses who excel in the work they do every day.”

Recognized with a Bronze award for their dedication to excellence in nursing education:

  • Sonya Wade, DNSc, APRN, FNP-BC, RN
  • Danielle Quintana, MSN, RN, CNOR
  • Lee Anne Lightfoot, MS, RN, NE-BC
  • Shermel Edwards Maddox, MS, RN-BC

Recognized with a Silver award for dedication to excellence in nursing education:

  • Lenora McWilliams, PhD, RN

All the winners will be recognized at a September 2019 luncheon at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston. 

Good Samaritan’s Excellence in Nursing luncheon is one of the largest programs dedicated to recognizing the women and men who are actively working in the nursing profession. The Good Samaritan Foundation is the largest private grantor of scholarships to Texas nursing students

“Behind every nurse who takes care of you, there are faculty members who have educated and trained that nurse to be the best they can possibly be,” Tart said.