Medical Center of McKinney is the work home of one of the Dallas area’s top nurses.

The hospital recently announced that John Summers, vice president of quality, has received recognition as one of DFW’s “The Great 100 Nurses.”

“The Great 100 Nurses” event recognizes RNs for excellence in the art and science of nursing. Nurses were nominated by peers and selected because they are role models, leaders, community servants, compassionate caregivers and significant contributors to the nursing profession.

Honorees come from all practice areas in nursing, including acute care, sub-acute care, school nursing, nurse leaders, academics and more.

Summers started his health care career in the early 1990s as a medic in the U.S. Air Force, and upon discharge from the military went back to school to obtain his licensed vocational nurse (LVN) and bachelor’s of nursing (BSN) degrees. He also holds a master’s degree in conflict resolution and is working toward a doctorate degree in organizational leadership.

His nursing career has focused on cardiology, outpatient surgery, endoscopy and quality. He joined Medical Center of McKinney in 2013 and was promoted from director of Quality to vice president of Quality and Risk in 2015.

“In my professional life, there are two elements that I am extremely proud of – being a veteran and becoming a nurse,” Summers said. “As a nurse we are entrusted with patients’ lives at their most vulnerable times, and we have the responsibility to provide compassionate care and advocate for our patients.”

Ernest Lynch III, Medical Center of McKinney CEO, said, “John’s integrity and collaboration is the foundation of his leadership style. He is well-respected and highly regarded by our physicians and staff, and is deserving of this recognition.”

Summers will be recognized during the 2016 DFW Great 100 Nurses Celebration on May 3 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.