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Recipients of the Case Manager of the Year Award

Recent Award Recipient

CMSA’s 2019 Case Manager of the Year Award recipient is Mary McLaughlin Davis, DNP, MSN, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC, CCM.

The 2019 Case Manager of the Year was awarded to Mary McLaughlin Davis, DNP, MSN, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC, CCM. Mary is known for her dedication and commitment to CMSA over the last 8 years while serving several terms and positions on the National board.

Mary began her nursing career in 1976. In 1990 she became the Director of Case Management for an Acute Physical Rehabilitation Hospital. That is when her love for case management began. She solidified her commitment to case management in 1993 by obtaining her certified case management credentials. She continued to pursue her education by earning a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Case Management in 2001 and her Doctor of Nursing Practice in 2014.

Mary says that another highlight of her career was becoming an employee of the Cleveland Clinic Health System in 1996 which allowed her to work for one of the highest rated healthcare organizations in the world. She is honored and proud to be a case management leader under the Nursing Institute of the Cleveland Clinic and currently serves as the Senior Director of Case Management at their Main Campus and Akron Hospital.

Over her career, she strengthened her leadership skills, established case management policies and procedures, integrated new case management programs and transition models, launched new clinics, developed and delivered continuing education curriculums, and participated in quality, process improvement, and patient care enhancement initiatives. One program was recognized by CMSA in 2014 and awarded the Case Management Practice Improvement Award.

One of Mary’s greatest honors was to serve the CMSA members as their President. And she currently serves as Vice President of the CMSA Foundation. She has also worked tirelessly on committees and task forces for the Cleveland Chapter and speaks locally and nationally about her passion for public policy.

Her volunteer roles extend across many professional organizations through her participation in panel discussions, committees, and boards. For all of her efforts, she has received many accolades.Her research in motivational interviewing and patient enactment has changed the complexion of case management. She continuously shares her knowledge in the field through presentations and publications.

Previous Recipients

2018 - Carol Garner

2017 - Ellen Aliberti

2016 - Kathleen Fraser

2015 - Jose Alejandro

2014 - Mary Beth Newman

2013- Rebecca A. Perez

2012 – Laura Ostrowsky

2011 – Margo MacRobert

2010 – Susan Rogers

2009 – Catherine Morris

2008 – Donna Vogel

2007 – Joan Bowman

2006 – Margaret Leonard

2005 – Peter Moran

2004 – Melanie Prince

2003 – Connie Commander

2002 – Nancy Skinner

2001 – Kathleen Moreo

2001 – Michael Demoratz

2000 – Margaret Chu

2000 – Jackie Birmingham

1999 – Deborah Smith

1999 – Catherine Mullahy

1998 – Gerri Lamb

1998 – Mary Gambosh

1997 – Carrie Marion

1997 – Renee Krul

1997 – Judy Harris

1996 – Karen Gagnon

1996 – Sherry Aliotta

1995 – Sandra Lowery

1995 – Karen Chambers

1994 – Glenda Evans-Shaw

1994 – Sharon Dickerson

1993 – Marlys Severson

1993 – Jeanne Boling







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