Beth Cheney Receives APRN of the Year Award
WILLIMANTIC, CT, May 8, 2008 – Beth E. Cheney, APRN, Women’s Health Coordinator at Windham Hospital was awarded the Connecticut Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Society’s (CTAPRNS) APRN of the Year at a ceremony in Middletown on April 30, 2008. The award comes as hospitals and organizations across the country celebrate Nurse’s Week, in honor of the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
“Beth has been wonderful advocate for her patients in the Prenatal Clinic, as well as providing guidance and leadership for other grant programs that provide screening services for women at-risk. She is most deserving of this recognition for her devoted service to our community,” commented Carolyn Trantalis, VP, Patient Care Services at Windham Hospital.
For nearly 12 years, Ms. Cheney has been a dedicated provider of essential healthcare to women and their unborn infants in her role as Women’s Health Coordinator. She serves as a nurse practitioner/manager for the Prenatal Clinic, which services a high- risk population in Eastern Connecticut. She works tirelessly to promote maternal and fetal well being throughout the course of pregnancy and across the lifespan in this at-risk population. She works with the hospital and a variety of public and private agencies, securing ongoing funding to support the services of the clinic to ensure that this vital service remains available to women in need.
She also serves as the Project Director for the Connecticut Breast and Cervical Early Detection/WISEWOMAN Program, a grant program that provides breast and cervical screening as well as cardiovascular screening for eligible women. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale University School of Nursing, acting as a preceptor for APRN students and lectures on women’s healthcare topics. Cheney also works in private practice with a local physician and has been involved in numerous local, state and national healthcare organizations.