Twelve VCU School of Nursing alumnae received the 2016 Best Bedside Manner Awards presented by OurHealth magazine. OurHealth publishes print and digital editions to specific communities throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. This award honors medical providers who were voted by the local community for their kindness, empathy and attentiveness.

2016 Best Bedside Manner Awards winners are as follows:

OurHealth Richmond

First Place
Amy L. Foster, RN, AGACNP-BC (M.S.‘13/N) – Richmond Gastroenterology Associates

Third Place
Lynn E. Woodcock, FNP (B.S.‘95/N) – Family Practice Specialists of Richmond

Honorable Mention

  • Ashley Beavers, ACNP (M.S.‘13/N) – Pulmonary Associates of Richmond, Inc.
  • Bonnie Johnson ANP-C (B.S.‘99/N; M.S.‘01/N) – Virginia Cancer Institute
  • Karen Saunders, M.S.N., CPNP (B.S.‘76/N) – Primary Care Family Practice
  • Ife Torrence, M.S.N., FNP-C (B.S.‘04/N) – Bon Secours Primary Health Care Associates

OurHealth Charlottesville & Shenandoah Valley

Honorable Mention

  • Karen Martin, WHNP (M.S.‘94/N) – Augusta Health Care for Women
  • Shannon Ikenberry, RNC, WHNP (M.S.‘05/N) – The Woman’s Center 

OurHealth Southwest Virginia

Third Place in Roanoke
Janet Theimer, NP (M.S.‘97/N) – Carilion Clinic Obstetrics & Gynecology

Third Place in New River Valley
Melinda L. Barber, M.S.N., FNP-BC (B.S.’99/N) – LewisGale Physicians Dublin

Honorable Mention

  • Glenda Ball, FNP-BC (B.S.‘82/N; M.S.‘88/N) – LewisGale Physicians Blacksburg
  • Laurie Buchwald, WHNP, FNP (M.S.‘95/N) – LewisGale Physicians Christiansburg


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