Employer Recognition Award



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 1.S&C Electric                                2.Boston Scientific
2021 Virtual WorkCare, Inc.
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
2014 Dallas The TSA/OLE/FAM
2013 Las Vegas The Hershey Company
2012 Nashville Johnson & Johnson
2011 Atlanta Comprehensive Healthcare
2010 Anaheim No award given
2009 Orlando IBM
2008 Salt Lake City No award given
2007 Orlando Tyson Foods
2006 Albuquerque William Wrigley, Jr. Company
2005 Minneapolis Baxter Health Care Corporation
2004 Kansas City Kelly Health Care Resources
2003 Atlanta Dow Chemical Company
2002 Chicago Conoco, Inc.
2001 San Francisco Huntsman
2000 Philadelphia Smith Kline Beecham
1999 New Orleans United Parcel
1998 Boston Moorehead Hospital
1997 Orlando United States Postal Service
1996 San Antonio Hummer
1995 Las Vegas Mobil Oil