Bronson Methodist Hospital Nurse Receives Research Grant from Top Nursing Association
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Published on September 01, 2015

Bronson Methodist Hospital Nurse Receives Research Grant from Top Nursing Association

Ashley Wright Holding Her AwardPictured left to right: Donna Moyer, PhD, RN, PCNS-BC; Karen Morin, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN; Ashley Wright, BSN, RN; Marshe Remynse, MSN, FNP-BC

Ashley Wright, BSN, RN, accepted the 2015 Novice Researcher Award at the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) annual convention in Long Beach, Calif. in June. Wright was awarded with a $5,000 research grant, which was funded through donations made by AWHONN members.

AWHONN created the Novice Research Award to financially aid aspirant researchers. Wright’s grant will assist in funding her study entitled “Anticipatory Rounds: Perspectives of Postpartum Patients, Staff Nurses, and Nursing Leadership.”

“The driving goal behind the study is to investigate ways that nurses can increase the level of care given for both mothers and their babies,” said Wright. “The grant is a perfect catalyst to maintain the quality of care nurses give at the Bronson BirthPlace.”

Ashley Wright is a nurse at the Bronson BirthPlace in Kalamazoo, Mich. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Western Michigan University. Wright plans to study research and acquire a PhD from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. She is also the chair of the Obstetric Clinical Quality Council.


About Bronson Methodist Hospital
Bronson Methodist Hospital, located at 601 John St. in downtown Kalamazoo, Mich., is the flagship of Bronson Healthcare, a not-for-profit healthcare system serving all of southwest Michigan and northern Indiana. With 434 licensed beds and all-private rooms, Bronson Methodist Hospital provides care in virtually every specialty — cardiology, orthopedics, surgery, emergency medicine, neurology, oncology — with advanced capabilities in critical care as a Level I Trauma Center; in neurological care as a Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Center; in cardiac care as the region’s first accredited Chest Pain Emergency Center; in obstetrics as the leading BirthPlace and only high-risk pregnancy center in southwest Michigan, and in pediatrics as one of only six children's hospitals in the state.

The percentage of Medicaid patients served by BMH is one of the highest of any hospital outside of southeast Michigan and provides a substantial benefit to the community through outreach and charitable care. It is the recipient of the 2005 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest presidential honor for quality and organizational performance excellence. In 2009, the hospital received the AHA McKesson Quest for Quality Prize awarded annually to only one U.S. hospital and joined the top five percent of hospitals in the nation to be designated a Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence.

About the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that promotes the health of women and newborns.

Our mission is to improve and promote the health of women and newborns and to strengthen the nursing profession through the delivery of superior advocacy, research, education and other professional and clinical resources to nurses and other health care professionals.

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