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"Great 100" Nurses from Texas Health Dallas are (from left) Nikita Preston, Joyce Lee, Amber King, Amy Thomas, Erin Prendergast, Michelle Phillips and Gina Sundstrom.

Seven nurses from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas find themselves honored among the region’s Great 100 Nurses.


The honorees from Texas Health Dallas are:

  • Joyce Lee, M.S.N, R.N., OCN, Oncology
  • Amber King, B.S.N, R.N.-C, High-Risk Obstetrics
  • Michelle Phillips, M.B.A., B.S.N., R.N., CPAN, Surgery
  • Erin Prendergast, B.S.N., R.N., Women’s Diagnostic & Breast Center
  • Nikita T. Preston, B.S.N., R.N., GU/Bariatric
  • Gina Sundstrom, M.S.N., R.N., Center for Advancing Professional Practice
  • Amy Thomas, B.S.N., R.N.-C, Labor & Delivery

“Being named a DFW Great 100 nurse is the highest honor a nurse can receive in our community as it is nominated, selected and given by the nurses peers,” said Cole Edmonson, DNP, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer at Texas Health Dallas. “These seven nurses are role models of excellence in clinical, education and leadership at Texas Health Dallas and it is my honor and privilege to practice beside them.”

The DFW Great 100 Nurses Inc. annually sponsors the “DFW Great 100 Nurses” to honor registered nurses in the area who exemplify excellence in the art and science of nursing. Nurses are nominated by their peers, and may only be named to the list once in their career.

In all, Texas Health Resources system hospital nurses won 30 of the 100 spots on the coveted list.

“Texas Health nurses are the compassionate face of health care to our patients,” said Douglas D. Hawthorne, FACHE, CEO of Texas Health Resources. “I’m thrilled to see so many of our star caregivers recognized for excellence in their vital field.”

The “Great 100 Nurses” will be honored at the 24th annual gala on May 14 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is an 898-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, having provided compassionate care to the residents of Dallas and surrounding communities since 1966. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Texas Health Dallas among the nation’s best hospitals in digestive disorders, orthopedics, and neurology and neurosurgery. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Dallas has approximately 4,000 employees and an active medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit