Judy Brohm, RN, CCRN of Clark Memorial Health Honored with IHA Douglas J. Leonard Indiana Caregiver of the Year Award by the Indiana Hospital Association
September 10, 2021
Judy Brohm, RN, CCRN was awarded the IHA Douglas J. Leonard Indiana Caregiver of the Year by the Indiana Hospital Association (IHA) today at its 2021 Annual Meeting, which was held virtually.
The Douglas J. Leonard Indiana Caregiver of the Year Award recognizes individuals in the health care industry whose performance in the delivery of care is considered exemplary by patients and peers.
Judy began her nursing career in 1976 and worked at Clark Memorial for 19 years. She started as a night shift bedside critical care nurse at Clark and later became director of Critical Care. She was quickly identified by her peers and physician team as being an expert nurse at the bedside who loved to teach not only her mastered clinical skills but more importantly how to demonstrate empathy for the patient and family. In 2017, she was given the opportunity to start Clark’s Nurse Residency Program. The first class graduated in 2018. Judy’s leadership over the years has helped countless patients and co-workers.
“We are proud of Judy and her accomplishments and recognize her efforts on behalf of our patients and community,” said Martin Padgett, CEO at Clark Memorial Health. “Judy exemplifies our mission of making communities healthier.”
“IHA is extremely proud to honor Judy Brohm,” said IHA President Brian Tabor. “Judy’s contributions are vital to Clark Memorial Health and to advancing health care in the Hoosier state. This year has been one of the most difficult as we’ve learned to navigate through a global pandemic,” Tabor said. “COVID-19 affected everyone in health care, from frontline workers to administrative staff, to our patients and their families. I commend her efforts over not only the past year, but throughout her entire career in health care.”
The Indiana Hospital Association serves as the professional trade association for more than 170 acute care, critical access, behavioral health, and other specialty hospitals in Indiana.