Dr. Mary Tonges, senior vice president and chief nursing officer, The University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC, was elected to the AONE Board of Directors by the AONE membership.
She will serve as our regional representative to the AONE Board of Directors. Mary and her leadership team were acknowledged at the Magnet Conference for their having been newly designated in 2011 as a Magnet facility. Likewise, Marylou Powell and her leadership team from Rex were also acknowledged for their second designation as Magnet status in 2011. Less than 6% of hospitals in the country are recognized for Magnet Status. We have much to be proud of having UNC Hospital and Rex as our colleagues in clinical teaching and practice.