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Monday, March 16, 2020

Loyola Medicine Assistant Chief Nursing Officer Receives AONL Early Careerist Award

MAYWOOD, IL—The American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) has awarded Jennifer M. Grenier, DNP, CNML, CENP, assistant chief nursing officer at Loyola Medicine's MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, IL, with the Pamela Austin Thompson Early Careerist Award.

The award is given annually to an AONL or AONL Foundation program alumnus “who exhibits significant potential as a future health care leader and demonstrates exemplary leadership within his or her organization, community, and the nursing profession,” according to the AONL news release.

“Jennifer Grenier is an exceptional nurse who has accomplished a great deal in her decade as a health care leader in an academic setting,” says Kathleen Mikos, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, MacNeal Hospital chief nursing officer. “We are thrilled to have Jennifer on our staff, and we congratulate her on receiving this prestigious award.”

Grenier received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Milliken University and her Master of Science in Nursing from Lewis University. Jennifer received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in system leadership from Rush University. She the past president of the Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders.

Grenier and other award recipients will be honored during the AONL annual meeting, March 19-21, in Nashville, Tennessee.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 92 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 129,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.