Sharp Grossmont Nurse Alyse Straub Is Honored as One of Nursing’s Best and Brightest
Sharp nurse wins prestigious GEM Award and is named Sharp Grossmont's Nurse of the Year.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital's Alyse Straub, RN, MSN, PCCN, was recently honored with a 2016 West Regional GEM Rising Star Award. The GEM (Giving Excellence Meaning) recognize nurses in various fields and are presented by nurse.com, the largest print and digital magazine dedicated to registered nurses. The Rising Star Award honors nurses who have worked in health care for less than five years, but have been identified by their colleagues as nursing's best and brightest.
"I have passion to make my workplace the best and safest place to work, as well as for patients to receive the best care," says Straub. "It feels great for my work to be recognized."
A clinical nurse, Straub began her career in the Telemetry Unit at Sharp Grossmont this year and quickly became an asset to her team. She is a member of the Shared Governance Unit Practice Council and serves as its chairwoman. She has also been involved in several projects that address patient safety, healthy work environments and staff recognition.
According to her nursing manager, Teri Armour-Burton, "I have been a nurse for over 25 years. In my long career, I have only run across a handful of nurses who really understand and demonstrate what it means to be a nurse."
"Nurses like Teri make me proud; she is kind, caring and professional. I have enjoyed watching her rise to nursing stardom and to think she is all that now, this early in her career, her future is bright. She is truly a rising star."
Alyse says, "Working on my unit can be challenging, we get a lot of really sick patients, but it is extremely rewarding to be able to send them back home after nursing them back to health."
This has been a banner year for Straub, who in May was also honored as Sharp Grossmont's Nurse of the Year. While all nurses at Sharp excel in their own way and are exceptional, a select few exemplify an above-and-beyond standard of excellence that is recognized. Straub is one of those nurses.
"I'm fortunate to have an amazing family, coworkers, and unit leaders that have supported my unit and hospital-wide projects and my professional growth as a nurse," she says.
Straub received a bachelor's in nursing from Point Loma Nazarene University and completed a Master of Science with an emphasis in Nursing Education through Aspen University. She's a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and attained certification in progressive care nursing.
Nurse.com has publicly recognized and celebrated nursing excellence making it part its mission. After nearly three decades, the GEM Awards program is the largest and most prestigious of its kind in the nation. Nurse leaders act as judges to evaluate and score all nominations. Finalists, regional winners and, ultimately, national winners are recognized.
About Sharp Grossmont Hospital.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital has been serving the East County community for 60 years. It is the largest not-for-profit, full-service, acute-care hospital in San Diego's East County and is part of Sharp HealthCare. The hospital is known for its clinical excellence in emergency and critical care, cardiac and cancer care, surgery, stroke care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, behavioral health, women's and children's health and hospice care. The hospital offers extensive outpatient services and prevention programs such as home infusion, sleep disorder care, wound care and hyperbaric medicine to support Sharp HealthCare's emphasis on community health and wellness. Sharp Grossmont is a Magnet-designated hospital and committed to providing the highest quality care.