7 Johns Hopkins Hospital Nurses Named Washington Post Star Nurses

We are proud to announce that seven Johns Hopkins Hospital nurses have been honored with the recognition of being named a 2020 Star Nurse by the Washington Post in partnership with the American Nurses Association.

  • Andrew Benson, D.N.P., C.R.N.A.
  • Rachelle Branch, R.N.
  • Alicia Dillon, B.S.N., R.N.
  • Yesenia Eisenhardt, B.S.N., R.N.
  • Darolyn Milburn, M.S.N, C.R.N.A.
  • Emily Roark, B.S.N., R.N.
  • Willard Wilson Will III, Ph.D., M.S.N, R.N.

In this “Year of the Nurse,” Star Nurse recognition is given for the first time to select women and men at the front lines of health care in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Earlier this year, over 600 nurses were nominated by patients, colleagues and family from across the region. The American Nurses Association reviewed nominations and selected 100 deserving finalists to make up the 2020 list of Star Nurses. A panel of judges will select six Nightingale Award winners among these finalists.

Winners will be announced at a celebratory virtual event on Tuesday, September 1. The winners and finalists will be recognized in a special Star Nurses publication to be distributed in the Washington Post on Wednesday, September 2.