Elsevier Announces the Winners of the Third Annual 'Superheroes of Nursing' Contest at the ANCC National Magnet Conference

 Elsevier Announces the Winners of the Third Annual 'Superheroes of Nursing'
                Contest at the ANCC National Magnet Conference

  PR Newswire

  PHILADELPHIA, October 3, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, October 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

    National contest recognizes outs tanding nursing professionals in five

Elsevier , a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services, today announced the winners of the second
annual Mosby's Suite "Superheroes of Nursing" contest. The contest was
designed to identify the real-life superheroes of the nursing profession. The
winners will be publicly recognized at the ANCC National Magnet Conference in
Orlando, Fla., October 2-4.

The winners include:

  *The Connector Award: Ofelia Layugan of Citrus Valley Health Partners,
    Eastvale, Calif.
  *The Protector Award: Melody Butler of Good Samaritan Hospital Medical
    Center, Lindenhurst, NY.
  *The Validator Award: Sheelu Joseph of Houston Methodist Willowbrook
    Hospital, Houston, TX.
  *The Educator Award: Christine Thornam of Exempla Good Samaritan Medical
    Center, Brighton, Colo.
  *The Achiever Award: Samantha Donlin of University of Florida and Shands
    Children's Hospital, Gainesville, Fla.

The contest, which began during Nurses Week in May, is part of a nationwide
campaign to recognize nurses and identify how they address the issues their
institutions face daily. Winners received a full-paid trip to the ANCC
National Magnet Conference including hotel, airfare and conference

"It's an honor to play a part in the acknowledgment of these professionals who
work hard daily to help others," said Michelle Troseth, MSN, RN, DPNAP, FAAN,
Chief Professional Practice Officer, Elsevier. "These five nurses are on the
front lines of making a difference in their profession and deserve recognition
and thanks for their accomplishments. Congratulations to them all."

Entrants to the "Superheroes of Nursing" Contest were invited to submit
nominations on Mosby's Suite's Facebook page. This year more than 1,700 votes
were cast through the contest's Facebook page.

For more information about the contest, visit
http://confidenceconnected.com/mosbysheroes . Additional information can be
found by "liking" the Mosby Nursing Suite Facebook page offering current news
and announcements.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services. The company works in partnership with the
global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals,
including The Lancet and Cell , and close to 20,000 book titles, including
major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions
include ScienceDirect , Scopus , SciVal , Reaxys , ClinicalKey and Mosby's
Suite , which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals,
helping research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people
worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc , a world leading
provider of professional information solutions. The group employs more than
30,000 people, including more than 15,000 in North America. Reed Elsevier
Group plc is owned equally by two parent companies, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed
Elsevier NV. Their shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York
Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam:
REN; New York: RUK and ENL.

Media contact Christopher Capot Director, Corporate Relations Elsevier
+1-212-633-3164 c.capot@elsevier.com
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