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VCU Nursing alumna Leslie Wyatt, R.N., M.S., vice president of children’s services and executive director of the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University, was named as one of the 2012 YWCA Outstanding Women Award recipients.
Wyatt is among nine other women in the Richmond area named as award winners based on their impact on the Greater Richmond Community, leadership skills, personal and professional achievement, and commitment to the YWCA of Richmond’s mission to empower women and elevate children.
Wyatt was recognized in the health and science category as a result of her 40 years of dedication to the field of nursing. She helped establish a dually licensed medical and psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents and spearheaded the establishment of the first neonatal transport vehicle in Virginia.
Wyatt’s background includes a wide range of roles and experiences in clinical nursing, nursing administration and hospital administration, concentrating in pediatric health care. She is a member of numerous local and national organizations, including the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Pediatric Society of Richmond, the Richmond Academy of Medicine and the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions.
Wyatt received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1972 and 1976, respectively.
She will be recognized at a luncheon for award recipients on May 4 at the Richmond Marriott.

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