Katy Lanz receives Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Alumni Award

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Katy McNeill Lanz, DNP, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, founder and CEO of TopSight LLC, and former chief clinical officer of Aspire Health, has been honored by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing with the school’s Alumni Award for National Leadership. The award was presented during a virtual celebration on October 20, 2020. Dr. Lanz graduated from VUSN with a Doctor of Nursing Practice in 2010.

The award honors a Vanderbilt graduate for effecting a broad impact on health care, typically on a well-recognized national or global level. Recipients have gone beyond their successful nursing careers to benefit the universal community, and have demonstrated a connection to Vanderbilt. This can be in clinical, political, academic or other setting.

In presenting the award, VUSN Alumni Association President Hannah Lowe, DNP, RD, FNP-C, CDCES, praised TopSight’s work in educating health care partners to build models of community-based support for aging populations. Confronting the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Lanz has designed training for providers regarding difficult conversations concerning life or death decisions about patient care.

Among her many leadership positions, Dr. Lanz is director of the board of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and has been in significant roles within the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, the Center to Advance Palliative Care and the National Coalition for Quality Care.

Nominations for the Vanderbilt School of Nursing Alumni Association Awards are made by Vanderbilt alumni, friends and faculty. Honorees are selected by the VUSN Alumni Board in consultation with the school’s dean, Linda D. Norman, DSN, FAAN.

For information, please contact Betsey Usher, Director of Alumni Relations, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing at betsey.usher@vanderbilt.edu.

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