GIFTED Nurse Erica Rogers Receives “Health Care Hero” Award

Great nurses are the heart and soul of GIFTED Healthcare, and our mission is to support their work. Nurses remain the heroes of the pandemic, and we are very excited to share the work of one very special RN. We’re proud to announce that GIFTED nurse Erica Rogers has received a “Health Care Hero” award from New Orleans CityBusiness!

GIFTED Healthcare nominated Erica for her incredible work as a travel nurse, healthcare entrepreneur, and public health advisor.

New Orleans CityBusiness’ “Health Care Heroes” honors health care professionals in the New Orleans area in the following categories: first responders, nursing, physicians, professionals and volunteers. Honorees are selected based on industry, community involvement, and achievement that has set the pace for the overall community.

Erica Rogers has received a Health Care Hero award in the “Nurse” category, which honors individuals from the nursing field whose performance is considered exemplary by patients and doctors and provides a model of professionalism to peers. She will be celebrated at an event on October 25, 2021 at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Erica Rogers Represents the True Spirit of a Nurse

Erica Rogers is a rare individual – the type of person who leaves you feeling inspired, energized, and full of hope after every conversation. Her deep dedication to patient care and the well-being of the greater population is fueled by her resilience, resourcefulness, and agility both at and beyond the bedside.

A native of New Orleans, LA, Erica knew from an early age she was meant to be a caregiver, drawing inspiration from her aunt who spent a lifetime in service of public and community health. Early on in her nursing career, Erica became committed to improving individual and public health on a large scale, quickly distinguishing herself as a leader and innovator in the nursing community.

Erica began her nursing career at Houston’s MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2008. After developing a close and lasting relationship with a patient in cancer treatment, she launched a peer-to-peer support system that helped patients and their families cope with this difficult process. This endeavor grew into The Braveheart Foundation, a humanitarian aid and relief organization with a mission to provide resources for healthcare development in communities around the world. Erica created and operationalized the Braveheart Foundation entirely during her time working as a nurse, and has recruited several local clinicians to assist her in four mission trips to Uganda to provide healthcare to communities in need.

Most recently, during the first wave of COVID-19, she was selected as a member of Governor John Bel Edwards’ Health Equity Task Force, providing best practices and recommendations for mitigating the spread of COVID-19 throughout the state.

A Bright Future

Erica Rogers is our Health Care Hero, too! She is a beacon of hope and inspiration for the healthcare community with an extremely bright future as a clinician and caretaker.

Erica is also currently in the process of launching a local co-op housing community for New Orleans travel nurses built around themes of health and wellness, which will be the first of its kind in the state of Louisiana.

Thank you, Erica! We are so honored to call you a GIFTED Nurse!

View Erica Rogers’ GIFTED Spotlight to learn more about her nursing journey.

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