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ELLIOT HEALTH SYSTEM RN RECEIVES CLINT JONES NEW HAMPSHIRE NURSING AWARD
CONCORD – The Foundation for Healthy Communities is pleased to announce Ashley Brandes, RN, BSN, Elliot
Health System, as the 2017 recipient of the Clint M. Jones New Hampshire Nursing Award. This is the second
year in a row that a nurse from Elliot Health System has received this prestigious award.
Brandes, a graduate of St. Joseph College, received the annual award in front of her peers during a special
Nurses Week celebration held Wednesday, May 10th at Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH.
The Clint Jones Nursing Award was created in 2006 by the Foundation for Healthy Communities to honor the
memory of the former director of the Foundation’s N.H. Nursing Workforce Partnership. The award recognizes
a registered nurse practicing in New Hampshire for at least one year but not more than six years, who
exemplifies quality, compassionate nursing care and demonstrates a commitment to a career in nursing.
Brandes joined the staff at Elliot Hospital in 2011 and currently serves on the hospital’s Pediatrics Unit working
with pediatric patients and their families, and serves as Chair of the Unit Practice Council focusing on improving
the quality and delivery of patient care.
In nominating Brandes for the award, Rebecca Marden RN, MSN, CNML, Pediatrics Clinical Nurse Manager, cited
both her support of her fellow colleagues, as well as her enthusiasm and commitment to her patients and their
families. “Ashley’s passion for nursing is evident in everything she does. She’s an exceptional family advocate,
and has come in on her days off to support her patients during team meetings,” stated Marden. “Her level of
commitment and engagement to her patients and her peers directly impact the quality of care we deliver.”
Between November 2002 and February 2005, the N.H. Nursing Workforce Partnership, under the direction of
Clint Jones, distributed millions of dollars in forgivable loans to hundreds of aspiring nurses in college and
practicing nurses who received specialty training or advanced degrees.
As they have every year, Clint’s family, represented by his wife, Leslie and son, Matt, attended the ceremony
held at Elliot Hospital to present the award to Brandes.
“As always, it was a pleasure to be a part of the 12
th Annual Clint Jones Nursing Award ceremony,” stated Clint
Jones’ son, Matt Jones. “Like previous winners of the Clint Jones Nursing Award, Ashley is truly a deserving
recipient, exemplifying what it means to be a nurse and representing New Hampshire at the highest level.”
The Foundation for Healthy Communities is a nonprofit corporation that exists to improve health and healthcare
in NH communities through partnerships that engage individuals and organizations.