This prestigious award is presented annually by the American Board for Occupational Health Nurses (ABOHN) to the individual who achieved the highest score on the previous year’s Case Management (CM) certification examination.
This award was established in January 2000 to honor Ada Mayo Stewart. In 1895, Ms. Stewart was one of the first industrial health nurses in the United States. Her practice at the Vermont Marble Company involved many facets of occupational health case management. She worked in the clinic, provided health education for employees and their families and made home visits. She was the first case manager in occupational health nursing as we know it today.
The 2022 recipient of the Ada Mayo Stewart Excellence Award in Case Management is:
Jennifer Zimmerman RN, BSN COHN-S/CM
Jennifer Zimmerman is an Occupational Health Manager for Mountaire Farms in Selbyville, DE. Prior to working in the occupational health field, she was involved in hospital nursing in the areas of telemetry, maternal-child nursing and psych- mental health. She was also recently a PMH and Maternal-Child Clinical Nursing instructor at Salisbury University.
She received her BSN/MSN from Wesley College in 2017 and received her APRN licensure in the same year as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. She attained her COHN-S in 2020 and her CM certification in 2022. Jennifer’s passion is process improvement, achieving better care for patients and streamlining workflow for employees. A few her proudest accomplishments are establishing translation services for ESL employees, forming a Medical Emergency Team for rapid response and transitioning to electronic health records.
Jennifer lives at the beach with her husband of 25 years, their 3 kids and their dog Coco. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching true crime shows and singing and playing drums with her church band.