Thursday, April 26, 2012

RIM Nurse to Receive Prestigious 2012 Nightingale Award

DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan’s (RIM), Maria Bobo, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC, will be honored with the 2012 Nightingale Award in the category of Long-Term Care/Rehabilitation Nursing at the 24th Annual Nightingale Awards for Nursing® on May 10th at the San Marino Club in Troy. 
The awards are presented annually by Oakland University’s School of Nursing and its Board of Visitors, and recognizes exceptional nurses who are “leading the way” from all over the state of Michigan and Canada.
Bobo, a Detroit native, has been working in the nursing profession for over 17 years in various health care settings. She graduated from Grand Valley State University’s nursing program and received her MSN at Wayne State University (WSU). She is also finishing her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at WSU.

Maria joined RIM as a clinical nurse specialist in 2009. Her primary role has been to help RIM achieve Magnet recognition. The Magnet Recognition Program is operated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and recognizes healthcare organizations that provide excellence in nursing. It is considered the highest recognition for nursing excellence.
"Maria's energy and dedication to creating an environment of shared governance on our quest to achieve Magnet recognition is truly dynamic. Since her arrival at RIM and implementation of various initiatives, the value of nursing has improved and we are grateful to have her on our team," says Bridget A. Leonard
MSN, RN, MBA, CRRN, Manager Nursing Office, RIM.

Nominees were nominated by their peers, supervisors, friends or patients for their superior service and contributions in one of eight specialty areas. Each winning recipient receives a check for $1,000, a bronze statue of Florence Nightingale and a pin.

DMC’s Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan is one of the nation’s largest hospitals specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. The Institute is home to many innovative programs, including the Southeastern Michigan Traumatic Brain Injury System (SEMTBIS), one of only 16 federally designated centers of excellence in the U.S. for the treatment of brain injuries, and the Center for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery, a world-class facility designed to implement and study innovative treatments in spinal cord injury recovery. RIM is one of eight hospitals operated by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC). The DMC is proud to be the Official Healthcare Services Provider of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, and Detroit Pistons.


  1. Hey Maria Bobo many many congrats for the RIM award. Great, Keep it up.
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  2. Hi Maria, I am so proud of you. It is such a blessing to see you using the gifts and talents that God has given you to make a difference in the field of nursing. You are an awesome role model for many. It always warms my heart to see you and other Voices of GVSU members being trailblazers. May God continue to open doors for you. Bless you! Love Mama CC

  3. Maria! What an incredible and well-deserved honor!! Congratulations!!!


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