Ms. Chavez is described by her team as being instrumental in Acuity Hospital of South Texas (AHST) becoming the first long term acute care hospital (LTAC) in the nation to receive the Beacon Award for Excellence from the AACN. She continuously exhibits professionalism, warmth and compassion with everyone she encounters. She leads a collaborative pharmacy and participates in quality improvement and patient safety activities daily. As a member of the leadership team, she has worked nights and weekends to provide an environment of excellence for her team and the patients in their care.

Each year Acuity Healthcare recognizes one team member as the Clinician of the Year. Each Acuity hospital selects members from their team who are nominated by leadership, peers and colleagues. Hospital leadership will select one person from the group of nominees to be considered. Once each hospital has submitted their nominee, the corporate leadership team selects the individual to be recognized as Clinician of the Year. This is a very distinguished honor at Acuity Healthcare.

The Clinician of the Year will be announced on Friday, May 13th. Be sure to check our news page, and follow our Facebook and LinkedIn pages to receive updates. Click here to see the full list of nominees. Click here to see the 2014 Clinician of the Year.