February 28, 2019
Medical City McKinney is pleased to announce Laura Nix, RN, has been named one of DFW's "The Great 100 Nurses."
"The Great 100 Nurses" recognizes RNs for excellence in the art and science of nursing. Nurses were nominated by peers and selected because they are role models, leaders, community servants, compassionate caregivers and significant contributors of the nursing profession. Honorees come from all practice areas in nursing, including acute care, sub-acute care, school nursing, nurse leaders, academics and more.
"Laura is an inspiring leader that puts her patients first," said Ernest C. Lynch, III, FACHE, CEO of Medical City McKinney. "I am proud to see her recognized for her individual contribution to the nursing field."
As a leader in behavioral health services, Nix dedicates her time to mentoring nurses interested in pursuing their psychiatric-mental health advanced certification. She also participates in local and state level discussions on best practices in reducing hospital readmissions of behavioral health patients.
Her compassion for helping others has led to the creation of a clothes closet to provide help for financially disadvantaged patients upon discharge. Since starting the closet three years ago, several hundred patients have benefitted from receiving clean clothes or winter coat.
"Patients with mental health issues are some of the most vulnerable. It is important to me that each patient knows that they are important and their care is my priority," Nix said. "This award signifies that my hard work and passion for my patients has not gone unnoticed."