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From the day you were born, the selfless nurses of St. Louis have been at your aid. All around our city, these men and women proudly provide the care and support that patients not only require, but deserve. And in honor of these diligent and dedicated nurses, St. Louis Magazine and Chamberlain College of Nursing will be hosting our fourth annual Excellence in Nursing Awards Reception on Thursday, April 25 at the Kemp Auto Museum.
Last fall, we put out the call for nominations and received more than 200 submissions. While each and every one of the nominees had an outstanding background in their field, the judges carefully narrowed the list to 63 exceptional finalists in 18 categories. Our 2013 selection committee included Karen Daley, President of the American Nurses Association; Karen Drenkard, Executive Director of American Nurses Credentialing Center; Lora Lacey-Haun, Dean of the University of Missouri—Kansas City School of Nursing; Anne Heine, Instructor of Clinical Nursing at the University of Missouri—Columbia Sinclair School of Nursing; Jill Kliethermes, CEO of the Missouri Nurses Association; Bonnie Niebuhr, CEO of the American Board of Nursing Specialties; and Diane Twedell, Chief Nursing Officer of Mayo Clinic Health System, Southeast Minnesota Region.
We are proud to announce the 2013 Excellence in Nursing Finalists:
Acute Care/General Medicine: Linda Black, Kimberly McGrath, Julie Spencer
Cardiovascular: Margaret Emmert Capriglione, Barbara Logue, Rinnah MacVittie, Lisa Murphy
Community/Ambulatory Care: Margaret Benz, Pat McCloskey, Stacy Pokorny, Eileen Steiniger
Educator: Mary Lee Barron, Bernadette Henrichs, Verna Hendricks-Ferguson, Jean Huelsing, Joanne Langan
Emergency Department: Lynn Goodlett, Paula Malone, Helen Sandkuhl, Lisa Schneider
Hospice/Home Health/Palliative Care: Benita Austin, Linda Poth, Heather Stock
Intensive Care: Sarah Koch, Mary Elizabeth Mehegan, Barbara Miller
Management/Nurse Executives/Clinical Nurse Leader: Colleen Becker, Marianne Fournie, Diana Kraus, Terri Morris, Victoria Peck
Medical/Surgical Nursing: Kara Bonnell, Cheryl Boone, Robyn Myers, Meranda Scherer
Neurology/Psychology/Behavioral Health: Teresa DeGuire, Cassandra Ward
Oncology: Jennifer Kloth, Reida McDowell, Robert Parker
Orthopedics: Jacob Kliethermes, Jamie Menendez, Stacy Weisguth
Pediatrics: Neonatal: Jillian Barron, Cathy Dill, Donna Kaempfe
Pediatrics: Non-Neonatal: Dana Aronin, Mandy Holthaus Drozda, Tammy Heffner, Margaret Ann Shaner, Julie Stumpf
Research: Karen Balakas, Norma Metheny, Lee Smith
School: Kathleen Beezley, Kathleen Wallace
Senior Services: Patricia Kabambe, Lee Vance, Sr. Mary Elizabeth Voss
Women's Health: Danielle Frueh, Sue Muehling, Julie Schweitzer, Darla Wertenberger
On Thursday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m., join St. Louis Magazine at The Kemp Auto Museum as we honor the heart of healthcare at a reception for these altruistic men and women. Cocktails and a three-course dinner will be featured at the event prior to an awards presentation where each finalist will be recognized and the overall winner in each category will be annouced. Individual tickets for the reception are $100 or $1,000 for a table of 10. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 314.918.3033 or click here.