Poster project earns top honors

A poster created by UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital employees placed first in the administrative category at the American Psychiatric Nursing Association’s national conference in October. Kudos to Daryl Cummings, M.S.N., RN-BC, nurse manager (pictured), and Deanne Bishop, B.S.N., R.N., RN-BC, clinical coordinator. Their poster, “A Comprehensive Approach to Elopement Reduction,” reflects interdisciplinary and interdepartmental performance-improvement efforts to ensure patient quality and safety at a psychiatric hospital. The hospital was well-represented at the conference, with five nursing team members in attendance. They all shared poster exhibits and learned about best practices that promote excellence in psychiatric nursing. To view the winning poster, visit