Congratulations to all the award recipients. We appreciate your hard work, dedication, and expertise.

2021 AORN Individual Award recipients are:

Outstanding Achievement in Mentorship:

  • Vickie Pierce, BSN, RN, CNOR

Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Nursing Clinical Practice:

  • Andrea Mary Dyer, MSN, RN, CNOR

Outstanding Volunteer Leadership:

  • Jane Flowers, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRCST

Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Nursing Management:

  • Deborah Spratt, MPA, BSN, RN, CNOR, CRCST, CHL

Promising Professional Achievement Award:

  • Melanie Ferder, RN, BSN, CNOR

Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Education, Clinical or Academic:

  • Rebecca Vortman, DNP, RN, CNOR
  • Daphny Grace M. Peneza, MSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM

Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Nursing Research or Evidence-Based Practice:

  • Judith A. Seltzer, MS, BSN, RN, CNOR

2021 Outstanding Nurse Philanthropist Award recipient is:

  • Jane Flowers, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRCST

2021 AORN Journal Writers Contest Award recipients are:

2020 AORN Chapter Award recipients are:

  • Medium Chapter – North Central West Virginia #CH4904
  • Intermediate Chapter – AORN of Northwest GA # CH1107
  • Large Chapter – Greater Houston #CH4407
  • Chapter of the Year – Greater Houston #CH4407

2020 CAS Chapter Award recipients are:

  • Top Star – AORN of South Alabama #CH0102
  • Most Improved – Twin Cities Illinois #CH1416
  • Top Recruiter – AORN of Southern GA # CH1117

2020 Go Clear Award Recipients

Silver Go Clear Award recipients are:

  1. Duke Regional Hospital
  2. Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport
  3. Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital

Gold Go Clear Award recipients are:

  1. MaineGeneral Medical Center
  2. HCA Houston Healthcare – Northwest
  3. University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center
  4. Kaweah Delta Health Care District- Surgery Department
  5. Glastonbury Surgery Center
  6. CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center
  7. CHRISTUS St. Vincent Orthopaedics & Sports Institute
  8. Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic Nazareth Hospital
  9. Trinity Health Mid Atlantic Mercy Fitzgerald Campus
  10. Roxborough Memorial Hospital
  11. Northwestern Medicine, McHenry Hospital
  12. Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Norfolk, VA
  13. Greenwich Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System
  14. Mike O'Callaghan Military Medical Center
  15. Lakeside Medical Center Surgical Services Department
  16. Jersey City Medical Center
  17. Baptist Health-North Little Rock | Baptist Health
  18. William W. Backus Hospital
  19. SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Jefferson City, MO
  20. Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare
  21. Vidant Duplin Hospital
  22. North Kansas City Hospital
  23. Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
  24. Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital
  25. Baystate Medical Center, Perioperative Services
  26. Brigham City Community Hospital
  27. Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Camp Pendleton
  28. Capital Health Regional Medical Center
  29. Shriners Hospitals for Children — Honolulu
  30. VanDiest Medical Center
  31. Atrium Health University City
  32. Franklin Memorial Hospital
  33. Kaiser Permanente Tysons Ambulatory Surgery Center
  34. InterHealth Canada, Turks and Caicos Islands Hospitals
  35. Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital at the Richard E. Jacobs Campus
  36. Frederick Health Hospital
  37. Phelps Hospital, Northwell Health, Operating Room
  38. Magruder Hospital
  39. Kaiser Permanente - Largo Ambulatory Surgery Center
  40. Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center (Philadelphia VA Medical Center)
  41. Sibley Memorial Hospital
  42. Southern Illinois Healthcare

Jerry G. Peers Distinguished Service Award recipient:

  • Lillian Nicolette, RN, MSN, CNOR


In 2021, we recognize the first class of Fellows of AORN (FAORNs):

  • Carol D. Applegeet, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, FAORN, FAAN
  • Joy Don Baker, PhD, RN-BC, CNOR, CNE, NEA-BC, FAORN, FAAN
  • Terri Goodman, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAORN
  • Charlotte L. Guglielmi, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR, FAORN
  • Kathryn Schroeter, PhD, RN, CNOR, CNE, FAORN
  • Patricia C. Seifert, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA(E), FAORN, FAAN
  • Victoria M. Steelman, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAORN, FAAN
  • Brenda C. Ulmer, MN, RN, CNOR, FAORN
  • V. Doreen Wagner, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAORN, FAAN