Elizabeth Myers, B.S.N. ’99, RN was one of recipients for the 40 under 40 Emerging Nurse Leaders Award from the Illinois Nurses Foundation (INF). This is the second year INF has presented these awards. The winners were chosen by a panel of their peers based on their achievement in the progression, leadership, and community and association involvement.
Myers is the founder of 2×2 Health: Private Health Concierge, which helps patients with their health care. Throughout the Chicagoland area, 2×2 Health guides individuals with complex health care issues with compassionate experts who possess invaluable knowledge, experience, and relationships.
“I founded 2×2 Health because I would see patients and their families get so frustrated with the complicated medical maze,” said Myers. “I decided to do something to help patients, and now patients have a health care advocate to help them with their physicians to navigate the system as quickly and efficiently as possible. We help them with setting up appointments, to understanding a diagnosis or treatment plan, and we’re by their side each step of the way.”
Myers is co-founder and secretary of Abby’s Army Foundation, which is a not-for-profit organization that supports pediatric patients and their families battling life threatening illnesses. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the Rush Woman’s Board, The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates, and National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants.
“I feel so honored to be selected to receive the prestigious 40 Under 40 Emerging Nurse Leader Award and to be in the elite company of immensely talented and compassionate nurses. I feel strongly that 2×2 Health embodies the truest form of nursing and am thrilled to be building a culture where individuals and families actively seek our support and that the highest quality nurses and other healthcare professionals strive to partner and collaborate with us.”
The second annual 40 Under 40 Emerging Nurse Leader Awards ceremony was held in September at Rush University Medical Center’s Searle Center in Chicago.