Ochsner Health Nurses Honored by LA State Nursing Association

Ten Ochsner Health nurses have been named to Louisiana State Nursing Association’s (LSNA) inaugural “40 under 40” list. This award recognizes future leaders of nursing in Louisiana.

LSNA selected 40 outstanding nurse leaders 40 years of age and under who exemplify dedication to the nursing profession and demonstrate the qualities of a good leader.

"Nurses provide an indispensable role in delivering high quality healthcare to our communities. This recognition is well-deserved and a testament to each nurse’s commitment to excellence in administering compassionate care to their patients. At Ochsner, we applaud this achievement and extend a heartfelt congratulations to each honoree as their contributions to the medical field are shaping a healthier future,” said Tiffany Murdock, senior vice president, chief nursing officer, Ochsner Health.

The following Ochsner Health nurses have been included on the list for 2024:

-Alicia Augustine Bates, PhD, NP-C, CDCES, CNE, Ochsner Health Center – Denham Springs

-Allison Beard, BSN, RN, Ochsner School Nursing

-Brittany Hyatt, BSN, RN, CPN, St. Charles Parish Hospital

-Christina Grishman, MSN, RN Ochsner Health

-Kacey Christopher Wuertz, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN, Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans

-Kayla Rogers, BSN, RN, Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge

-Mimi Gray, MSN, RN, CPN, Ochsner School Nursing

-Mohammed Rayyan, BSN, RN, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport – Academic Medical Center

-Rachael Sood, BSN, MSN, RN, ANP-C, Ochsner Health Center - Metairie

-Crystal B. Risinger, BSN, RN, Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus

Preceding Nurses Week, the LSNA 40 under 40 Awards Ceremony will be held May 3 at Chateau Golf & Country Club in Kenner.