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Shady Grove Fertility Nurse, Elizabeth Zapp, Named as a Star Nurse Finalist by The Washington Post and American Nurses Association

Washington, D.C. - Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) is proud to announce that Elizabeth Zapp, BSN, RN, has been named a 2020 Star Nurse Finalist by The Washington Post, in partnership with the American Nurses Association.

In this “Year of the Nurse,” the Star Nurse recognition is given for the first time to select women and men at the front lines of health care in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

Earlier this year, over 600 nurses were nominated by patients, colleagues, and family from across the region. The American Nurses Association reviewed nominations and selected 100 deserving finalists to make up the 2020 list of Star Nurses. A panel of judges will select six Nightingale Award winners from among these finalists.

“I am truly honored to be recognized among this group but would also like to acknowledge all the fabulous nurses, physicians, and staff here at Shady Grove Fertility that provide exceptional patient care every day,” said Zapp. “My experience as an SGF nurse began in 2006 and each year has provided an opportunity for personal growth and professional development. The employees of SGF work hard and their level of dedication inspires me every day.”

Additionally, in 2015, Zapp was among the distinguished winners to receive the Virginia Nurses Foundation’s 40 Under 40 award. Zapp was selected from a record number of nominees as one of Virginia’s outstanding young nurse leaders because of her achievements in professional practice, leadership, and her positive promotion and advancement of the nursing profession beyond the practice setting.

Zapp opened up about her commitment to patients and how it has evolved. “I now have the privilege of leading a hard-working team of fellow nurses and health administrators, together we make decisions that impact patient experiences. Although my role at SGF has changed over the years, I cherish the patient relationships I have made along the way. It is especially rewarding to know that the care we provide at SGF assists our patients on their fertility journey. I am proud to be a part of an amazing team of individuals working towards a common goal.”

2020 Star Nurse winners will be announced at a celebratory virtual event on Tuesday, September 1. The award winners and all finalists will be recognized in a special Star Nurses publication to be distributed in The Washington Post on Wednesday, September 2.

To learn more about joining the Shady Grove Fertility Team, visit: http://www.ShadyGroveFertility.com/careers.

To schedule a virtual physician consultation with an SGF physician, call 1-888-761-1967 or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com.

About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF)
SGF is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence with more than 85,000 babies born and counting. With 38 locations throughout FL, GA, MD, NY, PA, VA, D.C., and Santiago, Chile, we offer patients virtual physician consults, individualized care, accept most insurance plans, and make treatment affordable through innovative financial options, including treatment guarantees. More physicians refer their patients to SGF than any other center. Call 1-888-761-1967 or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com

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