Cindy Lefton, Ph.D, RN, CPXP
Dr. Cindy Lefton pairs Organizational Psychologist background & RN experience to develop strategies aimed at helping US hospitals positively impact their communication/collaboration, by using meaningful recognition to engage staff. As a Consultant for Psychological Associates as a Manager & Researcher, Cindy works as an RN in a St. Louis hospital. She uses a variety of evidence & resources to guide patient care in creating/sustaining healthy work environments & positively impacting patient perceptions. Dr. Lefton has published articles on communication, collaboration, meaningful recognition and has presented these topics at various national conferences. She is on the Editorial Board for Journal of Trauma Nursing & served as Assoc. Editor for Journal of Emergency Nursing. She volunteers for The DAISY Foundation serving as Team Leader for The DAISY Award Impact Research Project & is Co-Investigator for a study exploring the impact of meaningful recognition on compassion satisfaction.