CCH's Samantha Lozos Receives NAC's 40 Under 40 Leadership Award
For Immediate Release
(OMAHA, Neb.) – Every two years, the Nebraska Action Coalition (NAC) - Future of Nursing recognizes 40 emerging nurse leaders from across the state who are less than 40 years old. NAC’s “40 Under 40” list celebrates nurses the organization believes are the future of nursing, health and health care in Nebraska.
Samantha Lozos, RN, BSN, stroke coordinator/trauma coordinator at Columbus Community Hospital (CCH) was recently named to NAC’s fourth biennial “40 Under 40” list.
She was recognized for her unique contributions to leadership within the nursing profession through: clinical practice, education and teaching, administrative leadership, research, writing/publishing, policy involvement/self-governance, mentoring, and/or health care innovation.
Lozos started her career at CCH in October 2009 as a licensed practical nurse in the skilled nursing unit. In May 2010, she transferred to the acute care unit and by July 2010, she had passed her registered nursing boards. Lozos was transferred to the emergency department (ED) in November 2011 and by December 2014, she became the department’s service line coordinator. In May 2017, Lozos received her bachelor of science in nursing and became the hospital’s stroke coordinator. In November, she transitioned into her current position as the ED’s trauma coordinator.
“Samantha has led by example in the emergency department,” said Sue Deyke, CCH emergency department director. “She has earned the respect of her peers, physicians and the patients she cares for. Daily, she strives to make emergency care at CCH the best it can be.”
Lozos is the fourth CCH honoree to receive such recognition. Past honorees include Nicole Blaser and Shane Fleming in 2012 and Julie Vance in 2014.
An awards celebration for the 40 honorees will be held November 2 at the Graduate Hotel in Lincoln.