Published on January 26, 2015

Nazareth Hospital Nurse Named American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Fellow

NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (January 26, 2015): Nazareth Hospital Nurse Theresa “Terry” Conejo, BSN, RN, was elected as a Fellow of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (FAHA). This designation is awarded in recognition of scientific and professional accomplishments, volunteer leadership and service. Terry will be recognized by the AHA/ASA at the International Stroke Conference on Thursday, February 11 in Nashville, Tennessee.

As an AHA/ASA Fellow, Terry joins a select group of physicians, scientists, nurses and other healthcare professionals who have demonstrated a major and productive interest in cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

"Being able to help people and contribute to the community is my passion and what drives me,” Terry said. “Through my passion and commitment, I hope to inspire others to take action and help improve their health, well-being and quality of life.”

Terry’s involvement with the AHA/ASA began eight years ago when she became a volunteer advocate for the AHA/ASA. She was recognized in 2009 with the AHA/ASA Distinguished Achievement Award and again in 2014 with the Go Red Por Tu Corazon Ambassador Award. Her contributions to the organization have included service on various committees, boards and community fundraising events.