Patricia Dennehy, RN, DNP, FNPC, has been selected to be one of five recipients for the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award this year.
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Dr. Dennehy is being recognized for her extraordinary work with Glide Health Services and developing it into a model nurse-managed health center that delivers quality nursing care and cost-effective care to a low-income population.
The James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award is given annually to five Californians who are implementing effective solutions to significant state issues.
The award is designed to: advance innovative, proven and replicable solutions to critical issues facing California and contribute to better public policies and practices in the field.
The Foundation provides each award recipient with $125,000 to support her work benefitting the people of California, plus additional resources to share proven approaches with policymakers and practitioners in the field.
"We all know Patty as hard working, steadfast, determined and resourceful. She has shaped and developed a model of nursing care and fostered a unique community partnership with the School of Nursing, UCSF and Glide. Patty, on behalf of your colleagues from Community Health Systems, and our Glide partners, we send you our admiration and congratulations!"
Carmen Portillo, RN, PhD
Chair, UCSF Department of Community Health Systems