Harprit “Preet” Singh, a registered nurse at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, has been named Authentic Leader of the Year by the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives, which represents nurse leaders throughout Washington and Oregon and is affiliated with the American Organization of Nurse Executives.
Cindy Preston, director of patient care services for St. Joseph, nominated Singh for the award. Preston said Singh is an engaged and supportive nurse leader.
“Preet is always open to new ideas in the delivery of care,” Preston said, in a press release. “Her team is experimenting with a ‘team model of care’ that was initiated by her staff. She is very supportive to try new ways if the outcomes include quality improvement and patient satisfaction.”
Singh has 18 years’ experience as a registered nurse, she earned her master’s in nursing leadership and management in 2012 from Walden University.
Since joining PeaceHealth in 2011, Singh has been nurse manager for the 29-bed medical-surgical unit that includes pediatrics. She also assumed responsibility of the house-manager group in January.