Recognizing Exceptional Leadership
The Excellence in Leadership Award is awarded on an annual basis to an
active TONE member who provides a mechanism for the interchange of ideas
and dissemination of information regarding nursing practice and
legislative issues. The recipient promotes education and other
professional activities through serving as a role model and mentor as well
as sharing their knowledge through presentations, seminars, publications,
Eligibility: The nominee must be an active
member in good standing of the Texas Organization of Nurse Executives
(TONE) and must hold a nursing administrative position within their own
Criteria: Please consider nominating a
member who deserves honor for:
- Providing a mechanism for the interchange of ideas and dissemination
of information relative to nursing administration/management
- Demonstrating collaboration with other nursing groups and/or community
- Serving as a role model and mentor, promoting education and other
professional activities dealing with nursing administration and current
health care issues
- Sharing knowledge and expertise through presentations, seminars,
Selection Committee:The selection committee
is comprised of TONE Board Members.
Presentation of the Award:The award is
presented to the winning applicant during the Texas Hospital Association's
Leadership Conference Awards Luncheon. Recognition will also be published
in the TONE Newsletter and Website.
Nominations Opening in September 2019 for the Excellence in Leadership Award.
Rebecca B. Hunter, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Irving
Dr. Becky Hunter is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief
Nursing Officer (CNO) at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center –
Irving, in Irving, TX.
recipients of the TONE Excellence In Leadership Award
Dr. Hunter has 13 years of combined experience as a Chief Nursing
Office and over 25 years of experience in hospital leadership. She has
also served as adjunct faculty in the DNP program at Rush University
in Chicago, ILL. Her clinical area of expertise is women’s health.
Becky earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice, Executive Leadership from
Rush University in Chicago, a Master of Science in Nursing degree from
West Texas A&M University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree
from West Texas State University in Canyon, TX and her Nursing Diploma
from Northwest Texas Hospital School of Nursing in Amarillo, TX. In
addition, Becky is a board certified Nurse Executive Advanced, ANCC.
Becky is an active member of Texas Nurses Association/ANA, Texas
Organization of Nurse Executives, AONE, and Texas Team. Becky
currently co-chairs the Texas Team Advancing Practice Committee.