On Thursday, Catawba Valley Cardiology celebrated the retirement of Sara
Paul, DNP, FNP-C. Sara has had a long, distinguished career of over 40
years – 10 of those being with Catawba Valley Cardiology. During
her career, Sara served as a founding member of the American Heart Association
of Heart Failure Nurses, and is active in the leadership of the Heart
Failure Society of America and the American Heart Association. Sara has
numerous publications in books and journals, and is the editor of two
nursing textbooks. She regularly speaks at conferences, and currently
sits on the editorial board of three professional journals. Now, as she
embarks upon her retirement, Sara has earned one of the most prestigious
awards in heart care.
It is our pleasure to announce that Sara Paul has received the 2023 Heart
Failure Society (HFSA) of America Distinguished Member Award. The Distinguished
HFSA Member Award is intended to celebrate a member’s body of work
in the field of heart failure and their work and service to the Heart
Failure Society of America.
“Clinical pioneer. Dedicated mentor. Creative educator. Innovative
speaker. Productive author. Strong patient advocate. Multidisciplinary
collaborator. Skilled leader. Committed nursing professional. These attributes
define Dr. Sara Paul and the significant impact she has had on patient
care, professional collaborations, the field of heart failure, and the
Heart Failure Society of America,” according to those who nominated
her for the award.
The award will be presented to Sara at the HFSA annual meeting this fall.
“This is an honor and a capstone to my career,” Sara stated
regarding the award.
Congratulations to Sara on receiving this once in a lifetime award, and
on her upcoming retirement at the end of June. Catawba Valley Health System
is forever grateful for your care and dedication toward caring for the
citizens of the Catawba Valley region.