Stahlman’s nursing work praised

Published 12:06 am Sunday, November 16, 2014

NATCHEZ — Nurse Robin Stahlman has been recognized several times at state and national levels over the last year for her work as a registered nurse and care transition coordinator at Deaconess HomeCare.

Transitional care is the joint coordination of care between hospital, long-term acute care facility or skilled nursing facilities to ensure the seamless transition of a patient from one medical facility to another.

The Mississippi Nurses’ Association and the Mississippi Nurses’ Foundation nominated Stahlman for the Clinical Practice Nurse of the Year at the 2014 Mississippi Nightingale Awards, citing her work in transitional care. The Nightingale Awards honor outstanding nurses and health care professionals from across the state. Stahlman was one of three nominated.

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She was also featured in “America’s 50 Top Nurses in Home Care and Hospice” in the summer 2014 issue of Caring Medical Journal. She was chosen to represent Mississippi at the National Association of Home Care and Hospice Nurse of the Year campaign in Phoenix in October, where she earned 19 hours of continuing education credits.

Utilizing the nursing profession’s best practices, Stahlman and her colleagues at Deaconess Home Care work with the patient and caregiver to identify high-risk factors that could lead to complications and hospital readmissions. Transitional care is designed to improve the patient outcomes and well-being and reduce acute-care readmissions.

Stahlman is a 1990 graduate of Alcorn State University’s School of Nursing. She has worked in home health care for 23 years and with Deaconess HomeCare for 19 years.