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Two from WakeMed Receive TBJ Women in Business Awards

Christine Craig, vice president of Government Affairs, and Betty Woodard, PhD, RN, director of nursing research and evidence-based practice, were honored with Women in Business Awards from the Triangle Business Journal.  The annual awards program recognizes women throughout the Triangle who have a history of business or community service accomplishments.

Craig won in the public policy category, which recognizes leaders who make a difference in government policies or laws that impact business.  In her decade at WakeMed, Craig has strengthened WakeMed’s role in the state legislative decision-making process by helping policymakers better understand how laws impact residents, hospital organizations and healthcare quality.  On behalf of WakeMed, Craig works closely with business and government representatives to reduce the cost of healthcare and improve access.  Additionally, she serves on several boards and advisory councils.

Woodard was recognized in the mentor category, which honors women who enrich the lives and careers of others by sharing their experience and knowledge.  At WakeMed, Woodard helps nurses understand how valuable their expertise is by funneling it into projects and research that will benefit others.  Since 2007, she has worked with countless nurses to design and implement research projects, publish papers in professional journals and present at national conferences.  Woodard also sits on several boards, is active in state and national professional organizations and serves as an American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Appraiser.