The ABOHN Employer Recognition Award is awarded each year to a company that demonstrates support and encouragement for the personal and professional development of the certified Occupational Health Nurses that they employ. The award recipient demonstrated that it recognizes the value that certification brings to its organization and acknowledges the OHN’s contributions in a variety of ways.
This year, we are pleased to present the prestigious ABOHN Employer Recognition Award to:
Savannah River Mission Completion
Savannah River Mission Completion is responsible for the safe reduction of curies in aging waste tanks at the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site.
Located in Aiken, South Carolina, the SRMC diverse team conducts operations across the Savannah River Site. This includes the Defense Waste Processing Facility, Tank Farm operations and associated production and disposal facilities.
Working together, with safety as a value, we accomplish our mission through our workforce, in positions that range from:
SRMC has a workforce of over 3,500 employees comprised of Operations and Construction labor. They have 2 nurses that support the workforce for many Safety and Health programs as well has Disability Case Management. The SRMC Management team understands and provides the support needed for their nurses and their professional development as we they an integral part of the health and safety of the SMRC workforce.
SMRC was brought forward for this award by Susan Jordan RN, BSN, COHN. Susan stated that professional development was encouraged almost as soon as she walked through the door! When management was asked if they would support attending a COHN review course and AAOHN conference, SMRC management said “yes” without hesitation. Susan and others are encouraged to attend not only national conferences, but to be active in their state associations too.
Support and recognition doesn’t stop with conferences. After passing the COHN, Susan was recognized in a company wide email. She was tasked by management to research salary ranges for COHN certified OHN’s in the US and in their area, and after review, her salary was increased to make her salary equivalent to the national average. Along with the salary increase, all professional expenses are paid, including continuing education and annual renewals fees.
Once again, congratulations and thank you to Savannah River Mission Completion for your support of occupational health nursing.
|2023||San Antonio||Savannah River Mission Completion|
|2022||Virtual||S&C Electric Boston Scientific|
|2020||Conference cxld due to COVID-19||No award given|
|2019||Jacksonville||No award given|
|2018||Reno||Perdue Farms, Inc.|
|2017||New Orleans||Northwell Health|
|2016||Jacksonville||Tesoro Companies, Inc.|
|2015||Boston||No award given|
|2013||Las Vegas||The Hershey Company|
|2012||Nashville||Johnson & Johnson|
|2010||Anaheim||No award given|
|2008||Salt Lake City||No award given|
|2006||Albuquerque||William Wrigley, Jr. Company|
|2005||Minneapolis||Baxter Health Care Corporation|
|2004||Kansas City||Kelly Health Care Resources|
|2003||Atlanta||Dow Chemical Company|
|2000||Philadelphia||Smith Kline Beecham|
|1999||New Orleans||United Parcel|
|1997||Orlando||United States Postal Service|
|1995||Las Vegas||Mobil Oil|