Barbara Wilford, DPN, MBA/HCA, CKC, RN, an associate professor of Allied Health and Nursing at LCCC recently won two awards – and earned her doctoral degree.
Wilford was presented with the Face of Care in Nursing Award on June 4 from Cleveland Magazine and the Greater Cleveland Nurses Association. It recognizes the significant value nurses bring to patient care, and who are making a difference in Northeast Ohio.
Wilford was nominated by Sandra Kantelas, MSN, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center for her demonstration of significant value to patient care.
On June 13, Wilford was named the winner of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) 2016 Every Woman, Every Baby and the Tara Hansen Foundation Award. She received the award for her research titled “Effects of Skin-to-Skin Contact on Newborn Responses During Extrauterine Transition.
Wilford has been the lead faculty at LCCC for the maternal newborn area since 2000. Her larger program of research has focused on family centered nursing care, safe transition of the newborn at delivery, skin-to-skin care effects on Apgar score and initiation of breastfeeding, baby friendly hospital initiatives, and best practices in newborn care.
Wilford and nursing colleagues Hope M. Moon, Jill Mathies Reiter and Pat Schrull also recently received their doctoral degrees from Case Western Reserve University in Nursing Educational Leadership.