Jefferson Health New Jersey’s Barbara McCormick Receives BSA’s ‘Women of Achievement Award’

McCormick, a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, has worked at the hospital for more than 20 years.

Barbara McCormick, MSN, RN, a Jefferson Health New Jersey Specialty Care Transport (SCT) Nurse Coordinator for STAT Medical Transport, was honored with a 2017 “Women of Achievement” award by the Garden State Council — Boy Scouts of America (BSA) on Oct. 12 at a special event. The award is presented annually to outstanding women in business from the six counties served by the Garden State Council in southern New Jersey. McCormick is 2017’s Gloucester County recipient.

McCormick, a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, has worked at Jefferson Health New Jersey for more than 20 years. As the SCT Nurse Coordinator, she leads her SCT Teams to be collaborative in a high-stress environment — ensuring continuity of care for patients that need advanced medical care during inter-hospital transport. McCormick gained her transport experience in the U.S. Air Force, where she was deployed as a Critical Care Air Transport Team Nurse in Afghanistan.

A Turnersville, NJ, resident, McCormick is a Life Support Education instructor at Jefferson Health New Jersey and also a clinical instructor at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital for Rutgers University — Camden’s Accelerated BSN program.

This is the sixth year “Women of Achievement” awards have been presented, and the fourth since the merger of councils and the creation of the Garden State Council, which administers the Boy Scouts of America program in South Jersey. The council is chartered by the National Council, BSA, and provides program and administrative support for the scouts and units within the council territory. The Garden State Council is one of the largest youth-serving organizations in South Jersey.