The annual list of the Metroplex's best nurses is out, and a nurse from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall is honored among the region's Great 100 Nurses. Director of Surgery, Dale Gibson, B.S.N., R.N., CNOR, was nominated by his peers and selected by DFW's Great 100 panel to be recognized in the 2015 class.

"The Great 100 Nurses are the best of the best, and we're honored to have Dale at Texas Health Rockwall," said Cindy Paris, RN, hospital president, and 1997 Great 100 Nurse. "Dale sets a high standard for nurses in our hospital, an example of excellence that is made up of hard work and dedication for every patient, every day. I am proud that his work has been recognized among the best in our region."

The DFW Great 100 Nurses Inc. annually sponsors the "DFW Great 100 Nurses" to honor registered nurses in the area who exemplify excellence in the art and science of nursing. Nurses are nominated by their peers, and may only be named to the list once in their career.

"Great 100 recognition means a lot to our nurses because it is coming from other nurses," said Tami Hawkins, MSN, NEA-BC, and 2012 Great 100 Nurse. "Fellow nurses who have stood in your shoes and worked your shifts have said you are one of the best."

In all, Texas Health Resources system hospital nurses won 29 of the 100 spots on the coveted list, the most for any health system in North Texas.

"Texas Health nurses like those recognized in this year's Great 100 have created a distinctive reputation for compassion and excellence among patients and physicians," said Barclay Berdan, FACHE, CEO of Texas Health. "It's a privilege to see so many of our star caregivers recognized for excellence in their vital field."

The "Great 100 Nurses" will be honored at the 25th annual gala on April 28 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.