AONE Announces Annual Membership Awards

Press Release

February 14, 2019

The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) today announced the recipients of its 2019 awards, which highlight AONE members, a hospital and state affiliate who demonstrate exemplary leadership practices. AONE will honor the recipients at its Annual Meeting April 11-13 in San Diego.

Akron Children’s Hospital to Receive AONE Prism Diversity Award

The AONE Prism Diversity Award recognizes an individual or organization that has advanced diversity efforts within the nursing profession, the community or organization. Founded in 1890, Akron Children's is an independent children's hospital with two hospital campuses in northeast Ohio and more than 60 primary, specialty and urgent care locations. Akron Children's collaborates with many community partners to bring its neonatal and pediatric expertise to patients in their health care facilities. The American Nurses Credentialing Center sponsored the award.

Giancarlo Lyle-Edrosolo to Receive the Pamela Austin Thompson Early Careerist Award

The early careerist award, named after AONE CEO Emeritus Pamela Austin Thompson, recognizes an AONE or AONE Foundation program alumnus who exhibits significant potential as a future health care leader and demonstrates exemplary leadership within his or her organization, community and the nursing profession. Giancarlo Lyle-Edrosolo, DNP, RN, is chief nursing officer at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif.

Joy Parchment to Receive AONE Mentor Award

The AONE Mentor Award recognizes a nurse in executive practice who has been exemplary in supporting the professional development of his or her colleagues by serving as a mentor or advisor. Joy Parchment, PhD, RN, is director of nursing strategy implementation and the Magnet program at Orlando Health in Florida.

New York Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders to Receive AONE Affiliate Achievement Award

The AONE Affiliate Achievement Award recognizes an AONE affiliate that promotes nursing leadership and its influence in advancing nursing practice, patient safety, quality, recruitment and retention and serves as a model for other states or regions with similar interests. DAISY Foundation founders to Receive the AONE Honorary Member Award The AONE Honorary Member Award recognizes an individual who supports AONE’s mission and contributes to advancing health care through AONE’s core business. Mark and Bonnie Barnes co-founded The DAISY Foundation in 1999 to recognize compassionate nursing practice.

About the American Organization of Nurse Executives

AONE is the national professional organization for nurses who design, facilitate and manage care. With more than 9,700 members, AONE is the leading voice of nursing leadership in health care. Since 1967, the organization has provided leadership, professional development, advocacy and research to advance nursing practice and patient care, promote nursing leadership excellence and shape public policy for health care. AONE is a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association. For more information, visit