Community and Giving

40 under 40 Virginia Nursing Foundation Honorable Mention Recipients

December 09, 2015

In November, Riverside attended the annual Virginia Nurses Foundation Gala! This year we had 6 honorable mention recipients nominated for the 40 under 40 awards. These nurses were recognized as rising nurse leaders under the age of 40.

MegMeg (Margaret) Atkins
Informatics Nurse Specialist
Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg

A Riverside role model, Meg is known by her team at Doctors and all of Riverside for her “can-do” spirit. Always willing to go above and beyond, her work helps to spread the Riverside Care Difference through the integration of clinical practice and IT.


Katie gordonKatie (Katherine) Gordon
Nurse Manager,
Observation and Procedural Care Riverside Regional Medical Center

A Riverside role model, Katie is an enthusiastic leader that is a spark in the Riverside Care Difference. Her passion for quality, safety and service makes her a “shoe-in” for this nomination.


Helen GoodwinHelen Goodwin
Nursing Operations/Supervisor
Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital
A Riverside role model, Helen is a great example for all who work alongside of her.  Helen is known for going above and beyond for her patients and families. A resource for staff, her can-do attitude is helpful for all those she interacts and works with.  

Janet normanJanet Norman
Director, Inpatient Services
Riverside Walter Reed Hospital
A Riverside role model, Janet has a great passion for serving Riverside patients. Under her leadership she has improved the care and treatment of our elderly population by working with a team to prevent delirium.  Janet’s passion for excellence is a role model for all of us at Riverside.


Sadie thurmanSadie Thurman
System Director, Emergency Services
Riverside Health System
A Riverside role model, Sadie’s leadership has helped to improve the nursing quality safety and service of Riverside Emergency Rooms. She and other Riverside talent have developed dashboards that help facility leadership benchmark their own practice with national goals and improved Riverside’s overall peRiverside Foundationormance.


esther WarrEsther Ware
IT Manager,
A Riverside role model, Esther’s work has gone above and beyond to drive integration of clinical care with IT best practices. Esther goes above and beyond in driving service excellence.