ECU Health nurses are recognized for setting themselves apart.

ECU Health nurses are recognized for all they do to keep eastern North Carolina safe and healthy. From Great 100 Nurses to DAISY Award winners, ECU Health nurses are known for their compassionate care. We know that our nurses make us better and going above and beyond is just part of the job for the incredible work they do. Learn more about these award-winning nurses below.

We are also proud to support nurses working toward certifications. The dedication team members show to serve a region while working to obtain and maintain certifications is inspiring. These hard workers from across the health system can be seen below.

Great 100 Award Winners

Since 1989, The North Carolina Great 100, Inc. has recognized and honored nurses around the state for their commitment to excellence and to promote a positive image of the nursing profession. Out of thousands of nominations that are submitted annually, 100 recipients are selected based on their outstanding professional abilities and contributions made to improving health care services to their communities.

Twenty-two ECU Health nurses have been selected to the 2022 NC Great 100. Read more about the recipients here.

Nurse Destination Award

Congratulations to the recipients of the February 2023 Nurse Destination Award: the ECU Health Medical Center Emergency Department leadership team. This award recognizes excellence in the professional transition of experienced international nurses.

The ECU Health International Nursing Program is a recruitment effort that began in 2018 to alleviate the nursing challenges across the system. The first cohort arrived at ECU Health in 2019 and since then, ECU Health has hired more than 100 nurses from countries all over the world.

ECU Health is proud to build a diverse workforce than encourages inclusivity and fosters a culture of belonging, equity and inclusion—while also reflecting the patients we care for. The diverse communities that comprise eastern North Carolina help international nurses feel at home, and the region itself is a contributing factor to those deciding to stay with the organization. The program will continue to be one of the pathways for diversity, inclusion and talent.

DAISY Award Winners

We are thrilled to recognize ECU Health’s DAISY Award winners! These extraordinary nurses have proven that they go above and beyond every day for the patients and families we serve. See ECU Health’s most recent DAISY Award recipients below.

Emmaculate Chivenge poses for a photo as she receives the Daisy award.
Kelsey Pike poses for a photo as she receives the Daisy Award.
Latasha Williams poses for a photo as she receives the Daisy Award.

Emmaculate Chivenge RN, ECU Health Medical Center

Kelsey Pike, RN, ECU Health Medical Center

Latasha Williams, MSN, RN, CRRN,  ECU Health Medical Center

Marie McKinney poses for a photo as she receives the Daisy Leadership Award

Marie McKinney, RN, MSN, senior administrator, Patient Care Services, ECU Health Medical Center, received the Daisy Nurse Leader Award.

Newly Certified Nurses

We are so proud of all of the outstanding nurses who serve eastern North Carolina. We are also proud of the members of our team who work to obtain and maintain certifications. Thank you for your continued dedication to the patients and families who depend on us. See ECU Health’s most recent certified nurses below.

Sharon McComb received her CNOR certification, Certified Nurse of OR
Kelly Outland works on Palliative Care, and she received her CHPN , Certified Hospice & Palliative Care Registered Nurse
Bandon Phillips received his critical care registered nurse certification
Dr. Brewington, Senior Vice President of ECU Health medical center poses as she receives her specialty certification

Sharon McComb, BSN, RN, CNOR, works in the operating room and she received her Certified Nurse of Operating Room (CNOR) certification.

Kelly Outland, RN, CHPN, works on Palliative Care and she received her Certified Hospice & Palliative Care Registered Nurse (CHPN) certification.

Brandon Phillips, BSN, RN, CCRN, works on CVICU and he received his Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) certification.

Dr. Brewington, PhD, RN, CENP, senior vice president–nurse executive of ECU Health Medical Center received her Certified Executive Nursing Practice (CENP) certification.