Shore Health System Nurse Named Promising Professional by AORN

Lisa Marshall, MSN, RN, CPAN, CNOR, Ambulatory Educator for Shore Health System, was honored by the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) as the recipient of the first Promising Professional Award. She accepted her award at the AORN conference in Philadelphia.

Marshall of Easton joined Shore Health System in 2006 after graduating from Salisbury University. In just a few years as a nurse, Marshall has acquired experience in many areas of surgical services, including same day surgery, endoscopy, the post anesthesia care unit and the operating room.

A nurse and a member of AORN for four years, Marshall earned a master of science in nursing from Regis University in Colorado. She is certified as a post anesthesia nurse by the American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification and as an OR nurse by the Competency and Credentialing Institute.

“Lisa is a born leader,” comments Penny Aaron Pink, MSN, RN, Director of Ambulatory and Surgical Services for Shore Health System. “Even though she is still early in her career, she has been identified as a future leader by her contributions to the perioperative unit’s shared leadership initiative, through her participation in our journey to successfully obtaining Magnet designation and by volunteering to be the super user for our online documentation initiative.”

Jane Flowers, MSN, RN, CNOR, Manager of Surgical Services for Dorchester General Hospital, nominated Marshall for the AORN award. Flowers says, “If Lisa embarks on a project, it is done right the first time. She embraces the use of evidence in her practice. She has earned the respect of our staff and of our physicians. In a community setting, our patients feel a kinship with Lisa.”

Flowers adds, “As the clinical coordinator for surgical services at Dorchester General Hospital, Lisa ensured that the perioperative team members possessed expert knowledge and that they had resources available to create positive outcomes for their patients. She initiated changes that empowered her colleagues to become more accountable for their nursing practice while encouraging them to be creative and innovative.”