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2019 Cele Cohen Nursing Award

The Cele Cohen Award was established for the purpose of recognizing the contributions of Cecelia Cohen to public health nursing.

This award is to recognize a public/community health nurse within Arizona that has made an outstanding contribution to public/community health.

Nominations can be made by anyone with a knowledge of a nurse's outstanding contribution to public/community health nursing in Arizona.

Deadline to submit nominations is 5:00 PM on Friday, September 27, 2019
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Tracy Brooks, BSN, RN, CEN, TCRN *
Organization: Valleywise Health *
Trauma Outreach and Injury Prevention Coordinator *
2601 E. Roosevelt St. *
Phoenix *
85008 *
602-344-5546 *
Nominated By:
Michael Murphy *
602-344-1231 *
For individuals, please enter your postion/title. For a group nominee, please list the organization name: Communications Director, Valleywise Health *
Are you an AzPHA member? *
Tracy Brooks leads a trauma team that began the first “Stop the Bleed” program in Arizona, traveling the state to train over 3000 community members on how to recognize life threatening bleeding, pack wounds, and apply life-saving tourniquets. Community members Tracy has taught include public officials, law enforcement, border patrol agents, teachers, school principals/deans, firefighters, paramedics, flight nurses, public health nurse, pilots, media, and senior citizens. Tracy also is fearless on the front lines. She will respond to trauma activations and assist the trauma team, the patient, the family, and paramedics or flight crews. Tracy’s entire career, in fact her entire life, typifies the kind of professionalism, dedication and excellence that inspires those around her to excel. In spite of her busy schedule, she has never lost sight of her love for her job, patients, community, and most of the nursing profession. Tracy’s personal commitment to educating nurses and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) on caring for adult and pediatric trauma patients and injury prevention far exceeds the walls of Valleywise Health. Tracy travels nationally representing Valleywise Health and the nursing profession, including presentations to the Emergency Nurses Association and The Trauma Society of Nurses. Tracy also maintains Advance Trauma Certification for Nurses (ATCN) and Certified Emergency Nursing (CEN) Certification. She is an instructor and course coordinator for ATCN and has traveled across the US to mentor first time instructor/coordinators. Tracy is the spirit of teamwork. She has been instrumental in facilitating and consulting on various local and national team community outreach injury prevention activities such as statewide disaster drills, bike, helmet, gun safety, and car seat installation events. She works with other hospital systems, Department of Public Safety, Border Patrol, EMS and many police and fire departments and provides many community outreach events. Along with a team of law enforcement and fire department personnel, she actively coordinated and participated in Prom Night at the high schools re-enacting a trauma alcohol related car accident with fatalities. Tracy represented the trauma nurse and demonstrated how she would care for the accident victims. Tracy is a leader. She has mentored many student nurses/paramedics and professional colleagues throughout her career. She will go out of her way to provide a welcoming learning environment so students feel comfortable and part of the team. She has spoken at many student nurse conferences, high schools, grade schools and health fairs promoting the image of an Emergency/Trauma/Burn Nurses. *
It is required that you provide this person's resume. Please either mail or email it in. Deadline 5:00 PM on Friday, September 27, 2019
700 E. Jefferson St. Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85034

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Subject line: CELE COHEN AWARD
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