AzAS Managing Partner Randy Quinn, CRNA Recognized as “Top Entrepreneur” by the Arizona Organization of Nurse Leaders As Part of the Arizona Leadership in Action Award Recipients

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1st, 2018. PHOENIX, AZ —The Arizona Organization of Nurse Leaders (AzONL) announced Randy Quinn, CRNA, as “Top Entrepreneur” as one of recipients of the 2018 Leadership in Action Awards.

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Randy Quinn began as a RN seventeen years ago and has practiced anesthesia as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist for nine years. He has served on the Board of Nursing for eight years and as President for 7 years.  He currently functions in multiple leadership roles as the Chief of Anesthesia for 1 hospital and 5 surgery centers.  He also believes strongly in giving back to the community and serves and volunteers with Just Serve, Project C.U.R.E., and the Boy Scouts of America. Randy is also the Managing Partner for Arizona Anesthesia Solutions - an anesthesia group dedicated to safe, high-quality anesthesia across all of Arizona.


The full slate of winners included:

2018 Entrepreneur Nurse Leader
Randy Quinn, MSN, RN, CRNA, APRN
Managing Partner, Arizona Anesthesia Solutions

2018 Emerging Nurse Leader
Shae Saint Amour, BSN, RN
Nursing Supervisor, Mayo Clinic Arizona

2018 Practice Transformation (Acute Care Setting) Nurse Leader
Sunny St. John, MSN, RN, BMTCN
Nursing Supervisor, Mayo Clinic Arizona

2018 Practice Transformation (Community Setting) Nurse Leader
Raianne Hodges-Melton, BSN, RN, CHPN
Director of Banner Advanced Illness Resources and Director of Care Transitions for Hospice & Palliative Care, Banner Home Care & Hospice

2018 Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice Nurse Leader
Noel Arring, DNP, PhD, RN, OCN
Nurse Administrator for Education and Professional Development, Department of Nursing, Mayo Clinic Arizona

2018 Public Policy Transformation Nurse Leader
Carrie Langley, MSN, MPH, RN
Director, Cochise Health & Social Services

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 Randy Quinn, his wife Donelle Quinn, his two of his four children are pictured here with Douglas Jackson, PhD, JD, Founder of Project C.U.R.E., the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world.

Randy Quinn, his wife Donelle Quinn, his two of his four children are pictured here with Douglas Jackson, PhD, JD, Founder of Project C.U.R.E., the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world.

For more information about the recipients, including a biographical statement and photo, please visit: https://www.myazone.org/page/LIA-Recipients2018 .

The award winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony during the Adda Alexander Conference on Patient Safety in Scottsdale, Arizona on November 2, 2018.

The Leadership in Action Awards recognize nurses who are currently leading positive change in patient care, public policy, education and research in the state of Arizona and who are committed to continue providing leadership in the future.  

The program goals are to:

·       To recognize formal and informal nurse leaders in a variety of healthcare and other settings;

·       Encourage Nurses to self-identify as a Leader and support their commitment to leadership; and

·       Raise awareness of the contributions of Nurse Leaders to the community.

The program was originally developed under the Future of Nursing Arizona Action Coalition, an organization coordinated through the Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA), an initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), to ensure that all Americans have access to high-quality, patient-centered health care, with nurses contributing to the full extent of their capabilities. In 2017, the recognition program was transitioned to the Arizona Organization of Nurse Leaders by the coalition’s governing body to ensure sustainability and broader recognition of the role of emerging nurse leaders.  The program was redesigned to feature 7 categories of Nurse Leaders to highlight the diversity and contributions nurse leaders are making in the state.

Chosen through a rigorous review and selection process which includes a nomination form, reference, essay and interviews, the Award Recipients serve as inspirational leaders to current and future nurse leaders.

For more information about the Arizona Leadership in Action Recognition Program, please visit https://www.myazone.org/page/LIA.  

About AzONL

Founded as the Arizona Organization for Nurse Executives (AzONE), the Arizona Organization of Nurse Leaders (AzONL) recently updated their name to reflect our belief that nurse leaders are making a difference at every level and setting. AzONL is an Arizona nonprofit membership organization with a volunteer board of directors and professional management staff. AzONL’s mission is to promote safe, effective and affordable patient care through leadership and the advancement of its members as nurse leaders in healthcare delivery systems.