Janelle Williamson named KHA Healthcare Worker of the Year
Congratulations to Janelle Williamson on being named as one of four Kansas Hospital Association (KHA) Healthcare Workers of the Year! This award recognizes a hospital employee who has made a significant contribution to the betterment of their hospital through leadership, teamwork, dedication and perseverance.
Janelle was nominated by Sheryle D’Amico, Vice President of the LMH Health Physician Division.
“Janelle has done a remarkable job of growing the palliative medicine program at LMH Health,” D’Amico said. “Through her leadership, we have expanded palliative services from primarily the inpatient setting to providing clinical management and education to patients and families in the outpatient clinics. She has been instrumental in providing an invaluable service to patients, their families, and other clinicians managing chronic conditions and end of life situations.”
Earlier this year, Janelle received the 2020 American Association of Nurse Practitioners® Kansas State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence. This award is given annually to a dedicated nurse practitioner in each state who demonstrates excellence in clinical practice.
Janelle earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Washburn University. She also received a Master of Nursing from Washburn in 2007 and was one of five nurse practitioners to graduate from the inaugural MSN program. Janelle practices at LMH Health Palliative Support Services, a department she was instrumental in developing and growing. She is certified in hospice and palliative care.
Janelle is active in the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association and currently serves as President of Midwest HPNA. She is a current board member of the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association and a member of the Kansas State Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Council. Janelle also serves as an ACT Lead Volunteer for the Second Congressional District in Kansas for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.