Lorry Schoenly Receives NCCHC Excellence in Communication Award

Posted Nov 6, 2013

CHICAGO (Nov. 6, 2013) ­­— Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN, CCHP-RN, has been named the B. Jaye Anno Award of Excellence in Communication award winner for 2013. She is the first nurse to receive the award.

This award pays tribute to innovative, well-executed communications that have had a positive impact on the field of correctional health care, or to individuals for bodies of work. The award is named after NCCHC’s cofounder and first vice-president, B. Jaye Anno, PhD, CCHP-A. Dr. Anno presented the award to Dr. Schoenly at the National Conference on Correctional Health Care in Nashville, TN.

Dr. Schoenly, a nurse educator by vocation, has been a prolific communicator dedicated to keeping the field knowledgeable about new trends and critical topics. She co-edited and wrote seven chapters of Essentials of Correctional Nursing, a much-lauded text that was released in 2012. She also contributed to the American Nurses Association’s 2013 edition of Correctional Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice. She often writes for NCCHC’s CorrectCare and other periodicals.

Dr. Schoenly also embraces the new media. She writes a blog at CorrectionalNurse.net, produces podcasts, is an online columnist and has a lively presence on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. She was instrumental in introducing NCCHC and its constituents to social media. In accepting the award, Dr. Schoenly commented, “It is a great honor for my work to be acknowledged by correctional health care leaders. My primary goal is to inform, encourage and inspire those providing patient care in the criminal justice system.”

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EDITOR NOTE: A photograph of Dr. Schoenly is available.

About the National Commission on Correctional Health Care

NCCHC is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization working to improve the quality of care in our nation’s jails, prisons, and juvenile detention and confinement facilities. NCCHC establishes standards for health services in correctional facilities; operates a voluntary accreditation program for institutions that meet these standards; produces and disseminates resource publications; provides technical assistance; offers a quality review program; conducts educational trainings and conferences; and offers a certification program for correctional health professionals. NCCHC is supported by the major national organizations representing the fields of health, law and corrections. Each of these organizations has named a representative to the NCCHC Board of Directors.

NCCHC Supporting Organizations: Academy of Correctional Health Professionals, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, American Association of Public Health Physicians, American Bar Association, American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Healthcare Executives, American College of Neuropsychiatrists, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians, American College of Preventive Medicine, American Correctional Health Services Association, American Counseling Association, American Dental Association, American Health Information Management Association, American Jail Association, American Medical Association, American Nurses Association, American Osteopathic Association, American Pharmacists Association, American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, American Public Health Association, American Society of Addiction Medicine, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology, National Association of Counties, National Association of County and City Health Officials, National Association of Social Workers, National Medical Association, National Partnership for Juvenile Services, National Sheriffs' Association, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, Society of Correctional Physicians


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