Clearwater nurse recognized for excellence: Jackie Munro, director of development and practice for Morton Plant Mease hospitals, received statewide recognition through the Excellence in Nursing Leadership award from the Florida Organization of Nurse Executives. She was recognized for her use of innovative approaches, leadership skills, ability to facilitate change, community contributions, promotion of her profession, dedication to mentoring and use of research and evidence-based practices to improve care. With Morton Plant Mease, Munro also has been instrumental in developing programs to advance the profession. Munro has worked at Morton Plant Mease for 28 years and has been the director of development and practice for eight. She earned her doctorate of philosophy in nursing science and her master's of science in nursing from the University of South Florida. She is an active member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the Florida Organization of Nurse Executives and the Tampa Bay Organization of Nurse Executives. For the past two years, she has served as co-chair of the FONE research committee.
Corvette Club raises money for pediatric cancer research: The Bay Area Corvette Club and Dimmitt Chevrolet presented the Pediatric Cancer Foundation with a check for $3,040.80 last week at Dimmitt Chevrolet in Clearwater. The money was raised at the 18th annual Dimmitt Corvette show hosted by the Bay Area Corvette Club in October. This donation goes along with a previous donation for $1,500, which was given to the Foundation during the show.