Methodist staffer named Nurse of the Year by state MS Society - January 13, 2014

Courtesy of NWI Times

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Indiana State Chapter recently honored Billie Childress, RN, BSN, CNRN, MSCN, with its MS Superstar Nurse of the Year award at its Moving Forward event, held in Indianapolis.

Childress, a nurse with Methodist Hospitals Neuroscience Center in Merrillville, was nominated for the award by a fellow Hoosier living with MS for Childress’ dedication to the National MS Society and her unwavering desi re to realize a world free of MS.

“Billie Childress has supported the Society – and her MS patients – in a variety of ways,” said chapter President Leigh Ann Erickson. “She is a member of our Chapter’s Clinical Advisory Committee and was instrumental in Methodist Neuroscience’s achievement of the MS Partner in Care – Center for Comprehensive and Coordinated Care designation by the Society. I

“n addition, she has captained a Walk MS team and helps facilitate a support group for people living with multiple sclerosis.”

In addition, “she has been there for years to answer questions and explain new meds,” said a nomination form from one of Childress’ patients living with multiple sclerosis.

The Indiana State Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society names a total of five MS Superstars statewide each year and announces the awards at its annual Moving Forward celebration.

Other award winners included Dr. Heather Macklem of Family Physicians in Elkhart, who won MS Superstar Physician of the Year; Marsh Supermarkets, MS Superstar Business Supporter of the Year; Pam Grimes, of Terre Haute, MS Superstar Volunteer of the Year; and Ivy Tech Community College – Region 14 in Bloomington, Employer of the Year.