Nursing supervisor Kim Hand wins 2017 Nightingale Award

Kim Hand, RN, a midnight supervisor of patient care services at McLaren Oakland, has won the Emerging Leader award for the 2017 Nightingale Award for Nursing Excellence. A 19-year veteran of McLaren Oakland, Hand was awarded the prestigious nursing award for her commitment to championing creative strategies and management, enabling efficient operations, generating enthusiasm and fostering team work.
Kim Hand
Kim Hand, RN

Now in its 29th year and sponsored by the Oakland University School of Nursing, the Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence, through nominations by their superiors, colleagues and physicians, recognize outstanding nurses and their achievements in the profession.

“Kim is highly-respected by her fellow nurses, physicians and all staff and is more than deserving of this honor,” said Calandra Anderson, chief nursing officer at McLaren Oakland. “She is a very effective leader, encouraging her staff and leading by example and an excellent care provider by ensuring all patient and family needs are met.”

Hand was instrumental in decreasing the amount of time it takes for McLaren Oakland and McLaren Clarkston emergency patients to be placed in a permanent bed, reducing the number of catheter-associated infections and implementing new processes that lowered the need for patient restraints.

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About McLaren Oakland
McLaren Oakland is a 328-bed medical center that provides primary and specialty healthcare services to the greater Pontiac and Oakland County community. Founded in 1953, McLaren Oakland has grown to a comprehensive medical community that includes outpatient facilities in Clarkston and Oxford, as well as an inpatient hospital providing a range of clinical services including emergency and trauma care, cardiology, cancer services, minimally invasive robotic surgery and orthopedic services. With a network of more than 300 physicians, McLaren Oakland owns a network of employed physician offices throughout Oakland County and a nursing home in Lake Orion. McLaren Oakland is a verified trauma center and an accredited stroke center. To learn more, visit

About McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care Corporation, headquartered in Flint, MI, is a fully integrated health network, committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 12 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, the state’s only proton therapy center, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering over 250,000 lives, home health care and hospice, durable medical equipment, retail pharmacy services, and a wholly-owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates the state’s largest network of cancer centers and providers anchored by Karmanos Cancer Institute - one of only two NCI-designated cancer centers in the state. McLaren has 22,000 employees and more than 37,500 individual providers in its state-wide provider network. Learn more at