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Two Harris Health nurse administrators listed among Outstanding 25 by TNA

Two Harris Health System nurse administrators from Ben Taub Hospital are listed among the 25 Outstanding Nurses of 2015 by the Texas Nurses Association for District 9, an area representing greater Houston/ Galveston.

Suzanne Lundeen, PhD, RN, RNCOB, NEA-BC, C-EFM, nursing director, Women and Infants De p a r tme n t , and William David, MHA, BSN, RN, NEABC, CEN, CCRN, CFRN, administrative director, Emergency and Trauma Center, both from Ben Taub Hospital, were honored recently at the TNA-District 9 annual nursing celebration—its 25th event.

Honorees were nominated by peers and coworkers as exemplary registered nurses.

Lundeen holds multiple specialty certifications including inpatient obstetrics, electronic fetal monitoring (C-EFM) and nursing executive-advanced certification. She obtained her bachelor’s and doctorate degrees in nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston-School of Nursing.

She is a passionate nurse leader, mentor, patient advocate, and nurse scientist. She empowers staff to lead and participate in evidence-based practice and quality improvement projects that have influenced policy changes, enriched clinical practice, and improved quality outcomes.

David works in one of the busiest Level 1 trauma centers in the nation. He received his bachelor’s degree in nursing from Curtain University in Australia. David has worked and is still a certified registered nurse in Australia, United Kingdom , Canada, and the U.S. He spent much of his career as the chief flight nurse and administrative director for the Life Flight Program at Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Under David’s direction, the emergency center has achieved one of the fastest “door to balloon” times for STEMI (cardiac arrests) in the U.S. He has always felt passionate about nursing. He is a life-long educator and spends much of his time teaching various emergency services courses.