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Scripps Nurse From San Marcos Wins National Nurse of the Year Award

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 Elizabeth Batcher, R.N., recognized for transformational leadership

SAN MARCOS, CA– – The American Nurses Credentialing Center recently presented Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla emergency department nurse Elizabeth Batcher, R.N., (shown center in attached photo) with its 2018 National Magnet Nurse of the Year Award in Transformational Leadership. Batcher, who lives in San Marcos, is co-chair of the hospital’s Clinical Mentor Committee, and she has played a key leadership role in establishing two life-saving ED programs – extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) treatment and the Code Sepsis process.

The award recognizes nurse leaders who set high expectations, inspire others to look beyond their own self-interest and encourage teams to reach for the improbable.  Batcher, who has been with Scripps Health for 12 years, was joined at the awards ceremony in Denver by Sue Eisher, R.N., Scripps La Jolla emergency services supervisor. 

(shown left in attached photo), and Rose Colangelo, R.N., Scripps La Jolla emergency services manager (shown right in attached photo).

ABOUT SCRIPPS HEALTH…Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a nonprofit integrated health care delivery system based in San Diego, Calif. Scripps treats more than 700,000 patients annually through the dedication of 3,000 affiliated physicians and more than 15,000 employees among its five acute-care hospital campuses, home health care services, 27 outpatient centers and clinics, and hundreds of affiliated physician offices throughout the region.

Recognized as a leader in disease and injury prevention, diagnosis and treatment, Scripps is also at the forefront of clinical research. With three highly respected graduate medical education programs, Scripps is a longstanding member of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Scripps has been ranked five times as one of the nation’s best health care systems by Truven Health Analytics. Its hospitals are ranked No. 1 in San Diego County and among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Scripps also is recognized by Advisory Board, Fortune and Working Mother magazine as one of the best places in the nation to work. More information can be found at www.scripps.org.



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