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HSHS St. Elizabeth’s honors top nurses during National Nurses Week

In honor of National Nurses Week, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital hosted a Nursing Exemplar Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 11.

Hospital colleagues and medical staff members were asked to submit nominations in seven categories. Below is the list of winners honored during the ceremony:

Nurse Leader of the Year
Kacey Frederking, RN
Intensive Care Unit

Charge Nurse of the Year

Julie Bryant, RN, Intensive Care Unit

Preceptor of the Year
Nicole Howard, RN

Medical Surgery

Rookie of the Year

Matt James, RN

Telemetry

Educator of the Year
Lleyna Gorka, RN, Staff Education

Partner in Nursing
Tyler Hendrix, CNA, Medical Surgery

Excellence in Nursing
Angela Capps, RN – ED
Shelby Gray, RN – Medical Surgery
Michelle Mehring, RN – Division Float Pool
Mathew Ostendorf, RN – Division Float Pool
Amanda Warwick, RN – Surgical Services

“Nurses here at St. Elizabeth’s have had a special impact on our community and continue to do so, through this pandemic. National Nurses and Hospital Week is an opportunity to celebrate our dedicated nurses and all colleagues for the care and respect they show each other and our patients,” said Regina Peterson, chief nursing officer of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. “To be nominated by your peers speaks volumes about the dedication, competence and care shown by each of these honorees and I am proud to have them be part of our St. Elizabeth’s family.”

For more information about HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, visit www.hospitalsisters.org. To apply for a position at St. Elizabeth’s, visit www.careers.hshs.org.

Charge Nurse of the Year Award: HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Regina Peterson, DNP, RN, (left) awarded Julie Bryant, RN from the intensive care unit, the Nursing Exemplar Award for Charge Nurse of the Year.

Educator of the Year Award: Lleyna Gorka, RN (center), received HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital’s Nursing Exemplar Award for Educator of the Year from Chief Nursing Officer Regina Peterson, DNP, RN (left) and Julie Gordon, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, nurse manager over education.

Rookie of the Year Award : HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Regina Peterson, DNP, RN, (right) awarded Matt James, RN, from the intensive care unit, the Nursing Exemplar Award for Charge Nurse of the Year.

 

 

 

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