Plaza Health Network’s Chief Clinical Officer, Ann-Lynn Denker, PhD, ARNP, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Dorothy Smith Leadership Award from the University of Florida’s College of Nursing. The award is presented to alumni who demonstrate excellence in leadership for the nursing community.
Denker, an advanced registered nurse practitioner, was honored for more than 40 years of service and achievements as a nurse educator, researcher, nursing consultant and health policy expert. She spent more than three decades in a number of key positions at Jackson Health System, including clinical nurse specialist, assistant to the chair of the Public Health Trust and director of the Center for Nursing Excellence.
“Plaza Health Network is proud to celebrate this well-deserved recognition for Ann-Lynn. She is an exceptional leader who has dedicated her life’s work to advancing health care and the community around her,” said Elaine Bloom, Plaza Health Network CEO and President.