Monday, December 20, 2010 - Coral Springs Medical Center Nurse Receives Nursing Excellence Award from Nursing Spectrum Magazine

Coral Springs - Nurse Manager of children’s services at Broward Health Coral Springs Medical Center(CSMC), Sylvia Conlee, received the Nursing Spectrum’s Nursing Excellence Award in the category of Management. Selected by a panel of local nurse leaders, Conlee was one of six winners from amongst 18 finalists who were in the running for categories such as Leading the Profession, Clinical Care, Community Service, Management, Mentoring and Teaching.        

“We are very fortunate and proud to have someone like Sylvia on our management team. She has been instrumental in making recommendations and  implementing protocols that have led the way to other award winning recognitions for CSMC such as the ‘2010 Best ER for Kids’ in Broward County from South Florida Parenting Magazine,”  said Kimberley Jutras Graham, CSMC’s Chief Operating Officer & Chief Nursing Officer. 

In addition, Conlee’s strong management skills are combined with her gift of an effective clinician.  During her seven years at CSMC, she has implemented best practice standards and protocols for rapid response, seizure, sepsis, pediatric standard dosing, pediatric standard concentration and more.

Overseeing an annual budget of $5 million, Conlee oversees the inpatient pediatric unit, the pediatric intensive care unit, the neonatal intensive care unit, and the pediatric ER.

Coral Springs Medical Center is a facility of Broward Health. Broward Health, providing service for more than 50 years, is a nationally recognized community health system offering world class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida.  One of the 10 largest public health systems in the nation, Broward Health operates more than 30 healthcare facilities, including Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston. For more information, visit

Sylvia Conlee, RN, MSN, CPN, Coral Springs Medical Center’s Nurse Manager of Children Services, is presented with the Nursing Spectrum Excellence Award in Management. (L to ): Kimberley Jutras Graham, CSMC Chief Operating Officer & Chief Nursing Officer; Sylvia Conlee, CSMC Nurse Manager of Children Services; Drew Grossman, CSMC Chief Operating Officer; and Dave Lennox, Executive Vice President of Nursing Spectrum Magazine.