Sharon Pappas Selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

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Released: 2-Jul-2013 3:05 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: Porter Adventist Hospital

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Newswise — DENVER — On Oct. 19, Sharon Pappas, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer at Porter Adventist Hospital, will be inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

The Academy is composed of more than 2,000 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy and research, and the fellows represent institutions in all 50 states and 19 countries. Fellows are selected based on their contributions to nursing and health care and through the sponsorship of two current fellows.

This year, Dr. Pappas was one of 172 nurses selected for this prestigious honor.

Dr. Pappas’ selection is a direct result of her continuous contributions to Porter Adventist Hospital and the Centura Health system. In addition to her service to Centura Health and the hospital, Dr. Pappas serves on the board of directors for the American Organization of Nurse Executives, as a faculty member and preceptor at Regis University, and as an assistant professor, adjunct, at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center College of Nursing. She served as president of the Colorado Board of Nursing from 2003-2008, is currently board chair for Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence, and was a 2009 winner of the Nightingale Award for Excellence in Human Caring.


About Porter Adventist Hospital

Porter Adventist Hospital is a full service, Nursing Magnet® designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center for complex medicine and surgery patients. Porter specializes in cancer care, joint replacement, heart and vascular procedures, spinal surgery, advanced robotic surgery and organ transplants. Porter is sponsored by Adventist Health System and is part of Centura Health, the region’s largest hospital and health care network. For more information on Porter Adventist Hospital, visit or follow the hospital on Twitter @PorterHospital or

About Centura Health

Centura Health, the region’s health care leader, is focused on connecting Colorado and Kansas to affordable, world-class care. Centura Health’s integrated network includes 14 hospitals, seven senior living communities, medical clinics, affiliated partner hospitals, Flight For Life® Colorado, 17 health neighborhoods and home care and hospice services. More than 16,200 of the best hearts and minds in medicine, along with over 6,000 physician partners, have access to the most technologically advanced tools available. For consumers, this means the top expertise and technology is right where you need it – close to where you are. We reach beyond hospital walls to connect with people at every stage of life to bring them life-enriching compassion and life-affirming hope; Connections that only Centura Health can make. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit


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