Susan D. Ohnmacht Receives Honorable Mention at Washingtonian’s first Excellence in Nursing Awards
December 21, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011– Washingtonian magazine awarded Susan D. Ohnmacht, Sibley Memorial Hospital's associate chief nursing officer and director of critical care, with an honorable mention in its first Excellence in Nursing awards. Ohnmacht was selected from hundreds of nominations. The honorees celebrated their achievement at the first annual Excellence in Nursing awards reception at the House of Sweden in Washington, DC.
Ohnmacht commented, "as a nursing leader at Sibley Memorial Hospital, I have the opportunity to work with exceptional health care leaders, frontline nurses and a multidisciplinary health care team committed to providing safe, quality-driven care to every patient every day with every encounter."
Ohnmacht has worked at Sibley since 1986, where she was a head nurse in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Hemodialysis and International/Special Services Program. Since 1997, Ohnmacht has served as the director of Critical Care, VIP and Special Care Services and the Emergency Management coordinator. She proudly accepted the Heart Award in February 1999, which is awarded to a nurse who consistently provides outstanding patient care that reflects key qualities of sensitivity, compassion, thoughtfulness and understanding.
Ohnmacht earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Albright College in 1978 and two Master of Science degrees in Management for Organizational Effectiveness and Nursing Administration from Marymount University in 1993 and 1994, respectively. She serves as an Adjunct Professor in George Mason University's School of Nursing Graduate Program and is a Doctoral Candidate in Healthcare Administration with the University of Phoenix.
Serving Washington, D.C. since 1890, Sibley Memorial Hospital is a 328-bed acute care nonprofit hospital. Sibley is accredited by the Joint Commission and is licensed by the District of Columbia Department of Health and Human Services. Sibley is a proud member of Johns Hopkins Medicine.